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The Official Visitor’s Guide of Greenville, SC

The Official Visitor’s Guide of Greenville, SC


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YEAH, THAT’S HOT Now That You’re Here ......................27 Girlfriends’ Getaway .........................28 Food Wars ......................................30 Breweries .......................................32 Entertainment/Nightlife ....................34 Salsa .............................................36 Tours..............................................38 Arts ...............................................40 Adrenaline Action .............................42 Shopping ........................................44

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GEOGRAPHY LESSONS WITH BOB DOTSON

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CHEF RECOMMENDS WITH TERYI YOUNGBLOOD MUSOLF

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WALKS OFF MAIN GATEWAYS TO HISTORY

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Areas of Greenville ...........................56 Kid-Friendly, Must-Do Activities ..........59 Visual & Performing Arts ...................60 Music Museum ................................62 GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail ...................65 Sports ............................................66 Nearby Towns .................................67

YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES Food & Drink ................................103 Attractions ....................................111 The Arts........................................119 Retail Therapy ...............................123 Lodging ........................................127 Other Resources.............................134

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Portrait by Will Crooks; cover artwork reproduced by Will Crooks

HIS ART SAYS IT ALL THE ARTWORK OF VLADIMIR DEMIDOVICH HAS FUELED AN ECLECTIC JOURNEY FROM KYRGYZSTAN TO THE COVER OF THIS GREENVILLE, SC VISITOR’S GUIDE Born in Kyrgyzstan—then part of the Soviet Union—in 1951, Vladimir Demidovich never dreamed of uprooting to America. He did, however, dream of being an artist. His love of painting led him to graduate from college with a degree in fine art, later joining the prestigious Art Union of Kyrgyzstan. In 2004, Vladimir and his wife, Elena, left their homeland and immigrated to the United States, settling in Greenville, SC, three years later. Inspired and influenced by the Impressionist style, Vladimir has created a number of works featuring his adopted hometown and has been featured in exhibits from Greenville to New York City. As is his preference, the artist worked in oils using only a knife, and he spent a month working to create the painting chosen to grace the cover of this 2019 Visitor’s Guide. Entitled “Main Street at Night,” the image captures the vibrant energy of downtown Greenville and incorporates a number of landmarks distinct to the city’s landscape. We think you’ll agree, his artwork speaks volumes about the beauty of our town—and his.


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#YeahTHATGreenville We invite you to be part of our story! While you’re here, snap some photos. Share them to your feed. And don’t forget to hashtag #YeahTHATGreenville. Who knows? One of your photos could be included on our website or in our annual Yeah, THAT! Visitor’s Guide next year!

PRESIDENT Chris Stone EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER Jennifer Stilwell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/ PROJECT MANAGER Stephanie L. Thorn CREATIVE DIRECTOR John McDermott EDITOR Laura Connell PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Jeff Gandy 800-717-0023 visit@visitgreenvillesc.com VisitGreenvilleSC.com

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Copyright © 2019 VisitGreenvilleSC. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. VisitGreenvilleSC is a membership-based organization; therefore the information contained in this publication may not include all area attractions and businesses. Not for resale. VisitGreenvilleSC is not responsible for the business practices of the organizations mentioned, nor changes or variances that occur following publication. Both parties assume no responsibility in this regard. Advertising and editorial inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Thorn of VisitGreenvilleSC at 800.351.7180.

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CHAIRMAN Douglas J. Greenlaw ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Emily Yepes MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES Ed Ibarra, Donna Johnston, Heather Propp, Meredith Rice, Caroline Spivey, Liz Tew PRODUCTION/VP OPERATIONS Holly Hardin

ADVERTISING CLIENT SERVICES Anita Harley, Rosie Peck

VISITGREENVILLESC Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Kristi Fortner

Executive Committee | Chairman: Catherine Stoddard, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Treasurer: Scott McDowell, Auro Hotels | Andy Cajka, Southern Hospitality Group, LLC | Dave Edwards, GreenvilleSpartanburg Airport District | Neetu Patel, Sycamore Investments Group | Fabian Unterzaucher, The Westin Poinsett Greenville Directors: Dirk Bengel, Hyatt Regency Greenville | David Berger, Hospitality America | Jonathan Brashier, Springhill Suites & Residence Inn by Marriott Greenville Downtown | Wil Brasington, Greenville City Council | Jim Burns, Strategy & Execution Excellence, LLC | Ben Campbell, Residence Inn Greenville | Sid Cates, Greenville County Council | Lauren Davis, Michelin North America | Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council | Victoria Fernandez, Greenville Marriott | Cheryl Grant, SYNNEX Corporation | Julie Horton, City of Greenville | Harold Hughes, Bandwagon | Ryan Johnston, 6AM City & Community Journals | Tim Justice, Rescom Construction | Doug McGrath, BMW Performance Center | Chanell Moore, Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism | Bob Munnich, Larkin’s Restaurants | Andy O’Mara, Sidewall Pizza | Beth Paul, Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Mike Pennington, Young Office | Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber of Commerce | Liz Seman, Furman University | Glen Williams, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace | John Wilusz, Greenville Convention Center

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Blair Knobel MANAGING EDITOR Heidi Coryell Williams CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Mary Cathryn Armstrong, M. Linda Lee CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stephanie Burnette, Laura Connell, Kathryn Davé, Bob Dotson, Ruta Fox, Abby Keith, Cindy Landrum, Linda Lee, Wilfredo León, John McDermott, Kathleen Nalley, John Nolan, Stephanie L. Thorn, and Stephanie Trotter ART/DESIGN DIRECTOR Kristy M. Adair CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Chelsey Ashford, Kris Carandang, Will Crooks, FishEye Studios, JJ Fowler, Kevin Gainey, Chris Leyland, Paul Mehaffey, Leland Outz, Stephanie L. Thorn, Amanda Walker, and Eli Warren CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS / CARTOGRAPHERS Paul Galbreath/Upstate Water & Mapping Services, Alexander Harrison, Scott Jessop, Tatjana Mai-Wyss, Caryn Scheving, Tom Stewart, and Bethany Williams


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With the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, Greenville’s vibrant downtown is more than just a pretty place. Greenville, S.C. —with its wide sidewalks, tree-lit streets, and scenic Reedy River Falls—is home base for all things incredible, ranking as the No. 2 “Best Place to Travel (in the World) in 2018” (Travel + Leisure), one of “20 Cool Cities You Should Check Out Before Everyone Else Does” (No. 3 by Matador Network), and considered to be “The South’s Next Big Charming Destination” by the Travel Channel.


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What is it about downtown Greenville that attracts millions of visitors to spend an afternoon, a day, or a weekend in our charming metropolis? Maybe it’s the countless warm, welcoming storefronts that line the tree-shaded sidewalks, offering everything from chic designer fashions to handmade souvenirs, gourmet provisions to one-of-a-kind jewelry and artwork. Or perhaps it’s the fragrant, multi-flavored aromas of some 100+ coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants wafting across Main Street and beyond. Or it could just be those twinkling lights glistening in the trees that line the boulevard, especially when the horse-drawn carriages are clip-clopping along underneath

them. But really, we like to think it’s a combination of all these things that set this place apart. As one of South Carolina’s most rapidly growing urban areas, the city has experienced continuous evolution over the years, progressing into a culinary, commercial, and cultural capital that blends cosmopolitan cool with traditional Southern charm. And while we could rattle off the numerous glowing accolades we’ve earned from top publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic Traveler, (to name a few) we invite you to come see for yourself what the fuss is all about. Around every corner, down every block, at every turn, a new and exciting experience is waiting to be discovered. You just have to know where to look! 11


Did You See THAT? While Greenville’s modern downtown landscape may look significantly different than the days of yore—we’ve thankfully paved the roads and installed stoplights since then—the more contemporary additions to the city’s textured scenery, layered with murals and memoryevoking nods to history, creates an enduring legacy all its own. The pedestrian-friendly layout is designed to promote walkability, and that makes it easy to create your own personal tour of Greenville’s most iconic and distinctive landmarks.

FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY The most recognizable of all our iconic sites is located right in the center of downtown—in the West End Historic District. The 345-foot

TD Stage at the Peace Center the Bard’s greatest hits during the Upstate Shakespeare Festival in summer and cozy up under the stars for Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies in May and September.

MAIN STREET Since its establishment more than five centuries ago—first as a county in 1786 and then later as a chartered city in 1869—Greenville has taken on many forms, and nowhere is this pattern of transformation and growth more evident than on Main Street. By 1960, Greenville was known as the “Textile Capital of the World,” and today the town is still a lively, diverse, and engaging hub of energy. Bolstered by architectural innovation, the resurgence of dining and small business, and the growth of residential development, downtown Greenville has never been more alive. The good news? Main Street serves as the main

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On Saturdays during the spring, summer, and fall, a two-block stretch of Main Street becomes an emporium of the fresh and edible. Feast your eyes (and your stomach) on a wide harvest of seasonal, regionally sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, baked goods, and more. You may never look at your grocery store produce the same way again, but that’s a risk we’re willing to take!

ARTISPHERE Each year, thousands of visiting visual and performing artists from across the country converge on Greenville for three days of creativity at this juried art festival. At this year’s 15th anniversary, immerse yourself in an eclectic blend of exceptional exhibits and vendors specializing in a medley of mediums, live music, artist demos, and, of course, the best kind of masterpiece—one that comes served on a plate!

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artery (pardon our pun) for accessing all of the entertainment, eateries and activity downtown has to offer! Let’s take a walk, shall we? At the northern part of Main Street, just outside the Hyatt Regency Greenville and Roost Restaurant, you’ll spot NOMA Square—it’s pretty hard to miss with all those neon green chairs sitting around. This is the place where you’ll raise a stein in prost for Oktoberfest, feel a little lucky at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival, and rock out to free live concerts featuring regional and national musicians during Thursday night’s Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays. But wait, there’s more! This urban playroom is home to invigorating yoga and Pilates classes, swing dancing lessons, and a monthly, pup-friendly Yappy Hour. Heading farther south down Main Street will bring you to ONE City Plaza. A spacious, inviting

ANNUAL DOWNTOWN EVENTS EUPHORIA Merriam-Webster defines ‘euphoria’ as a “feeling of well-being or elation.” We think that sounds about right for this annual fête de foodie. Join renowned chefs, sommeliers, and cocktail connoisseurs as they curate the perfect culinary experience for you with epic brunches, how-to classes, chef collaborations, and one-of-akind experiences that will sate your body and mind.

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long Liberty Bridge curves fluidly through the treetops to provide unimpeded aerial views of Falls Park on the Reedy (considered one of the “Top 10 Parks in America” by TripAdvisor) and the Reedy River Falls below. The park’s expansive 32 acres provide a permanent greenspace enhanced by walking paths and swinging benches, kaleidoscopic rock-walled gardens, thousands of gorgeous flowers, and downstream rivulets carved by the Reedy River’s flowing waters. When the weather’s just right, Falls Park also plays host to a number of outdoor events: kick it English Renaissancestyle (minus the lace TD Saturday Market collars and petticoats) at live performances of

FALL FOR GREENVILLE Get a true taste of what the city has to offer! More than 40 of Greenville’s top dining establishments participate annually, serving up delectable signature entrees, appetizers, and a bit of friendly competition. And if that’s not enough, the musical lineup is sure to get you movin’!


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gem dotted with ample outdoor seating and unique design accents, ONE City Plaza is flanked by the Aloft Greenville Downtown hotel, popular food and drink spots Tupelo Honey, Sassafras Southern Bistro, Basil Thai Cuisine, SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, and the gourmet market Caviar & Bananas, as well as the nearby Mast General Store, Orvis sporting gear, and boutique retailer Anthropologie. Stroll through the plaza to Methodical Coffee for a hot roast or nab a cold juice from Southern Pressed Juicery and take your seat under the trees for a little afternoon reboot. After all, people-watching is always fun and always free! As the Reedy River starts to come into view, so too does another jewel in Main Street’s crown: the Peace Center. When the 2,000+ seated theater opened its doors in 1990, it helped kickstart the downtown area’s cultural rebirth, acting as a conduit and enabling a variety of Broadway touring productions, acclaimed artists, and well-known public figures to reach area audiences. The Peace Center has since transformed into a multi-venue performing arts complex that boasts the smaller, intimate Gunter Theatre and the outdoor TD Stage. It also serves as the permanent home stage for resident performing groups the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theatre, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Greenville County Youth Orchestra, International Ballet, Greenville Chorale, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Look out across the river directly from the Peace Center (preferably through the two-story glass windows of Genevieve’s, the Peace Center’s theater lounge—

ONE City Plaza great for cocktails and light bites) and you’ll catch a glimpse of RiverPlace. Encompassing 10 downtown acres, the multimilliondollar development is comprised of four private residential communities, two luxury hotels, office space, and a mix of upscale and locally owned restaurants and hangouts including the Mediterranean fare-based Lazy Goat, Halls Chophouse, Larkin’s on the River, Papi’s Tacos, O-CHA tea bar, and Blues Boulevard

Jazz. Greenville’s vibrant creative community has also flocked to set up shop along RiverPlace’s colorful walkways; be sure to check out the RIVERWORKS Gallery, Art Crossing co-op spaces, and the assorted studios situated by the river’s edge. If you were raised in the South, chances are you’ve heard of Duke’s Mayonnaise—and consider it a cardinal sin to use anything else. Besides having a monumental impact on our

sandwiches, company founder Eugenia Duke helped spur the movement for women’s equality in 20th-century Greenville. With the dedication of the Eugenia Duke Bridge—a pedestrian walkway linking the Peace Center complex and RiverPlace—in March of 2018, her legacy will continue to inspire generations of residents and visitors alike. Long before it became hailed as one of Greenville’s most soughtafter event venue, the historic Wyche Pavilion (at one end of the Eugenia Duke Bridge) lived two previous lives: first as a carriage factory paint shop, and then as home to Duke’s Mayonnaise’s very first factory. These days, the openair brick structure enjoys its current role as a stylish site for newlyweds to celebrate their nuptials against the picturesque panorama of the adjacent Reedy River (and it’s just as inviting for kids in need of a place to run free and wild). Listen closely: do you hear the crack of a baseball bat? The roar of the crowd as the batter rounds third and heads for home? Then you’ve probably passed by more fabulous shopping boutiques, spas, and dining (or imbibing) places in the historic West End like Rick Erwin’s West End Grille, Smoke on the Water, The Velo Fellow, and Encore Gastrolounge; you’re now nearing the home stadium of Greenville Drive baseball—Fluor Field at the West End. In keeping with the spirit of the minor league team’s affiliation with the Boston Red Sox, Fluor Field was designed to replicate Fenway Park in Boston, complete with a 30-foot “Green Monster,” manual scoreboard, and renditions of the Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline” ringing through the stands during the eighth inning. And can you really call yourself a baseball fan if you don’t order a hot dog?

Check THAT Out! Did you know that there are more than 70 pieces of public art sprinkled throughout the downtown area? The

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diverse collection ranges from towering abstract steel sculptures planted in parks and in front of local lodgings to hand-painted

murals adorning the façades of historic buildings, lifesize bronze incarnations of Greenville’s most prominent founders, and instrumental figures—look for the “Father of Greenville” Vardry McBee as he keeps a careful watch on Main Street in the square beside Soby’s New

South Cuisine—to fountains and water walls. It’s an art museum done alfrescostyle. And remember to watch your step— the nine little Mice on Main like to play their spirited game of hide-and-seek. Think you can find them? Grab the clues on the pull-out postcard located between pages 48 and 49 of this guide.


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Over THAT Way! Just a few blocks west of Main Street, the spacious Heritage Green campus accommodates six comprehensive cultural facilities offering inspired educational experiences that will easily fill the rest of your day!

and tribute concerts, you’ll want to give the Greenville Little Theatre an encore again...and again...and again. As the area’s oldest and largest locally producing theater, GLT also offers tours and classes for aspiring thespians.

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Carolina Music Museum: The newest addition to the Heritage Green family and the first music museum in either of the Carolinas, this museum furnishes artists, instructors, and experts with a space to perform, share, and learn together. It also houses an impressive collection of historically significant and vintage instruments including the world-famous Carolina Clavier Collection of 40-plus pianos and harpsichords dating from the 16th through 19th centuries.

Upstate: Children will love the boundless activities at TCMU— the first children’s museum in the nation to become a Smithsonian Affiliate. Kiddos will have plenty of opportunities to dive into exhibits specially designed to inspire and engage—try shopping in the Publix Super Market or making sick teddies feel better in the Teddy Bear Clinic! Active tykes can always run around and play in the outdoor Bib’s World or navigate the multi-story climbing structure in the middle of the museum. Grab a bite to eat (or the unavoidable snack) at Seedlings, a new farm-to-table restaurant located in the museum, just for kids and their families!

GCMA (which offers free admission) has amassed the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by realist painter Andrew Wyeth and also has an extensive collection of prints and paintings by contemporary artist Jasper Johns. Hailed as the No. 2 attraction in South Carolina by USA Today, be sure to look for the oldest-known painting of Reedy River Falls (c. 1820).

5 Upcountry History Museum:

Celebrating the unique cultural heritage and influence of Upstate South Carolina’s 15 regional counties, this treasury stores a permanent collection of in-depth dioramas and displays as well as a rotating spectrum of exhibits featuring photography, illustrations, fashion, and more. The textile displays are particularly enlightening about the industry’s role in putting Greenville on the industrial map.

4 Greenville County Museum of 2 Greenville Little Theatre: Don’t let

the name fool you: this downtown playhouse is anything but tiny. Showcasing a number of seasonal musicals, dramas, mysteries, comedies,

Art: Envisioned by esteemed former Greenville Mayor Max Heller as a springboard for downtown revitalization, the Greenville County Museum of Art has thrived since its establishment in 1974. Since that time,

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Bon Secours Wellness Arena As much a part of our culture as, say, the nine little bronze mice who inhabit Main Street, live music is threaded into downtown’s vital tapestry nearly every night. It’s true: Try popping into Rainer’s Bar, Blues Boulevard Jazz, Chicora Alley, or Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe (just to name a few) pretty much any day of the week for an inperson jam session with a broad rotating schedule of local and visiting musicians.

Just along the outskirts of the heart of downtown, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, locally known as “The Well”—is the premier venue for elite, largescale entertainment. Attracting top-touring artists, family programming, and theatrical performances, the 15,000-seat capacity coliseum transforms into the frozen home rink for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits professional ice hockey team, October through April.

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FOODIE CITY

Dine Out

Savor the varied and sundry flavors of Greenville, named one of the “Top New Foodie Cities in America” (No. 3 by People magazine). There are literally hundreds of reasons why we’re an emerging foodie city. With as many flavors to experience as there are taste buds to try these dishes with, we’ve got your eating-out schedule covered.


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Greenville’s famous American Beech tree is a work of art! Tucked toward the back of downtown’s Falls Park on the Reedy (and coincidentally just below our Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities), this arbor’s cascading root system has made an inspiring backdrop for many an iPhone portrait.

We invite you to indulge in this artistic iteration of our iconic “Root Tree,” commonly referred to as the Medusa Tree. Stop by City Hall at 206 S. Main Street for some complimentary colored pencils, and then get to work on your own frame- (or at least fridge-) worthy work of art!


FURMAN IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR CULTURE

• Theatre arts series • Thompson Art Gallery • Concert series and music performances

FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

• OLLI courses with Furman professors • Leadership development programs • The Riley Institute’s public speakers FOR GREAT FOOD

• The Paddock restaurant • Barnes & Noble Café

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• Maru Sushi, Grinder’s, Chick-Fil-A and Moe’s Southwest Grill at the PalaDen Food Court

FOR FAMILY FUN

• Picnics on Furman Lake • Division I athletics • Dozens of running/walking trails,

including the Swamp Rabbit Trail

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NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE…

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No matter what brought you to Greenville, SC, there’s plenty to do and plenty more that will bring you back again and again. Check out our itineraries for every kind of traveler.

TD Saturday Market

TO VISIT WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

I’m here!... I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT – NOW, I HAVE TO SEE IT!

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy

TO WATCH A FRIEND SAY “I DO.”

TO UNPLUG FOR THE WEEKEND

There’s nothing quite like falling in love, so while you’re here celebrating the nuptials, be sure to take a stroll down our award-winning Main Street. From downtown shops and boutiques to art galleries and eateries, you’re going to love it— every step of the way.

Sometimes the best way to find yourself is to escape the daily hustle and bustle. Jones Gap State Park is just the thing, with a collection of gorgeous trails, trout-laden streams, and waterfalls that defy description. Proof that sometimes when you get away from it all, you actually find it all.

GOTTA CHECK OUT THE FOOD SCENE!

Art Crossing at RiverPlace

It’s no secret that Greenville isn’t a secret anymore. Accolades have poured in, and that’s brought people like you looking for things to do. The ONE thing you CAN’T miss? Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy. A one-ofa-kind suspension pedestrian bridge that’s beautiful in pictures, but really and truly needs to be experienced.

With more than 100 restaurants in the downtown area alone, your biggest problem may be working off your last meal! We’d recommend a casual stroll, during which you can sample more than 70 public displays of art. Statues, sculptures, murals, fountains, and memorials are a feast for the eyes—and still let you save room for dessert!

Nothing says “best house guest ever” like a thank-you meal made with fresh, local ingredients. A visit to the TD Saturday Market (Saturdays, May-October) or the Greenville State Farmers Market (open year-round) will provide you with all the goods you need to whip up something special for your hosts. While you’re there, you can even find a handmade (or homemade!) souvenir or two for yourself.

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Among the incredible dining choices you’ll find here in Greenville are some family-friendly and engaging transportationthemed dining options. The Whistle Stop at the American Café in Travelers Rest surrounds you with a charming choochoo motif (how appropriate!) while Greer’s Wild Ace Pizza & Pub and The Runway Cafe at the edge of the Greenville Downtown Airport both take to the skies for inspiration.

If you’re heading our way with the steering wheel in your hands, windows (or top) down, and radio blasting, then you owe it to yourself to swing by the BMW Zentrum Museum. From its unique architecture to the remarkable collection of automotive history packed inside, a visit to the home of the Ultimate Driving Machine® is a must. Want to take a really, really quick spin? A 2-hour “Drive” session at the BMW Performance Center will more than satisfy your need for speed.

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busy running the world, but it’s time to embrace your inner queen bee and book that momcation, girl’s getaway, or bride tribe celebration you deserve. But, where, you say? Honey, please. Greenville has avocado toast. And frosé. And about a million other fabulous offerings that will charm you to pieces.

RELAXATION

Every good vacay begins with relaxation. If your stay includes a pool, a waterside cabana room at Aloft Greenville Downtown is never a bad way to start. Dig deeper by heading to Main Street’s River Falls Spa for some massage magic. With an added mani-pedi sesh, all the ladies will be feeling (and looking) fine. Upstairs is M. Judson Booksellers, a great spot for browsing or gifting. Other relaxation stations include The Spa at West End and Drift Float & Spa (think flotation therapy in sensory deprivation tanks).

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LUNCH

Since all that pampering is sure to leave you with an appetite, ladies who lunch can snag stellar bites at a variety of eateries. Caviar & Bananas offers house-made salads, sandwiches, and house-baked sweets, or try Southern Pressed Juicery—the Dragon’s Blood bowl comes hot pink and packed with power. Looking for lunch for a large troupe? Just call ahead and Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria or Sidewall Pizza can easily accommodate all your girls. For classic plates, grab burgers and shakes at Grill Marks, and go ahead, girlfriend, order those skinny fries. They are worth every one of those calories that you aren’t counting!

ACTIVITIES Yes, y’all can rosé all day at Northampton Wine + Dine. We suggest reserving a wine tasting experience, paired with bread and cheese, of course! You can also opt for action by renting rides at Pedal Chic, and cycle the scenic GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Make a pit stop at the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery for a locally grown snack, or grab a Greenvillethemed gift—the café sells plenty of area artisan wares. Speaking of retail therapy, we’ve got you covered. Downtown mainstays range from lululemon to Anthropologie, though don’t skip throwback Mast General Store, conveniently located near popular roasters Coffee Underground, Port City Java, and Methodical Coffee. Fuel the shopping spree with a pick-me-up and work your way to the line-up of locally owned boutiques off Augusta Street, carrying brands like Tory Burch and Lilly Pulitzer. If all that shopping has you energized, we promise there’s more to explore. Bond during a breakout game at Escape Room Greenville, or whip up a fun treat together with a culinary class at The Cook’s Station. And since everyone’s on vacay, sweets before supper are totally permissible during a Cakes By U frost-and-sip session. To up the ante, embrace your inner Wonder Woman with a little target practice at Hampton Station’s Craft Axe Throwing. If you need help getting a handle on heaving woodsmen’s hardware, slice through a pint next door at Birds Fly South Ale Project for liquid courage. This saison-focused brewery is a Greenville staple.


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Nothing says queen treatment quite like a refined dinner feast, and Greenville has no qualms rolling out the cuisine carpet at its countless awardwinning restaurants. Husk Greenville reflects Chef Sean Brock’s renowned expertise with locally sourced Southern cooking, while spots like Italian joint Jianna offer European flair with balcony-based views of Falls Park on the Reedy. The Village of West Greenville’s The Anchorage boasts a James Beard nomination and seasonally paired plates, not to mention craft cocktails, through Chef Greg McPhee’s creative direction. For something that’s a little less wine and dine, and a little more rough and rowdy, indulge in Tex-Mex fever at Willy Taco, where the margarita pitchers flow.

We know, we know, girls just want to have fun, so why not sample the city’s latenight scene at a few fantastic venues. UP on the Roof offers panoramic views, a wide variety of drinks, and a chic lounge with outdoor fireplaces. Find speakeasy vibes at Vault & Vator along with thoughtfully crafted cocktails, or enjoy live tunes and sangria at SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar. Dance the night away at On the Roxx or Ink N Ivy’s Vine Nightclub, and, yes, shouting Shania Twain during karaoke at The Pumphouse Grill will make you feel like a woman. A next-day recovery brunch at NOSE DIVE, and everyone will say, “Yas,” to a girl’s getaway in Greenville, every time. X

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BISCUITS

FOOD

JUST PLAIN GOOD Biscuit Head

Biscuits the size of a cat’s head. 823 S. Church St.

A battle of wills (or willpower, as the case may be) pits two formidable teams against each other, vying for your attention (and appetite).

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Grill Marks The Hot Mess Burger’s name says it all. 209 S. Main St. & Haywood Mall

LTO Burger Bar With the Stone Cold Sally—your straw never had it so good. 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr.

Tandem Crêperie and Coffeehouse Blueberry Cream or Sausage Potato? Yes, please. 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest

CINNAMON ROLLS

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

GRILLED CHEESE

Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro

Soby’s New South Cuisine

The Pickwick, Your Neighborhood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain

Order it warm with extra latte glaze. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest

The first, the classic, topped with pimento cheese. 207 S. Main St.

Ask for extra napkins. Trust us. 3219 Augusta St.

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we have Team ‘Just Plain Good.’ These dishes are delicious. Decadent even. And definitely worth dieting for (if you’re into that kind of thing).

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GOOD FOR YOU

Which one packs the biggest flavor punch? You be the referee. We’ll be just be over here stretching our stomachs to make room for more.

Kuka Juice Cold pressed, locally influenced. 580 Perry Ave.

SALAD

SUSHI

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Two Chefs Café & Market

SUSHI GO

Pomegranate on Main

This Salad Sampler will make you swoon. 644 N. Main St.

Bento box bonanza at lunch. 247 N. Main St.

Harissa my lentil, please. 618 S. Main St.

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BOWLS

FREE RANGE

Farm Fresh Fast Keto-approved lunches found here. Kiddos can get in on the healthyeating train over at Seedlings @ TCMU. 860 S. Church St. & 300 College St.

Happy + Hale Fully loaded acai bowl, stat. 600 N. Main St., #101

Tropical Grille Chicken. Black beans. Yellow rice. Get it to go! 21 S. Main St., 215 Pelham Rd. & 1941 Woodruff Rd.

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YEAH, THAT’S HOT BREWERIES

Pour Houses

Birds Fly South Ale Project

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

1320 Hampton Ave. Ext.

741 Haywood Rd.

Located in the Millennial haven of Hampton Station (seriously — there’s a CrossFit gym, artisanal coffee, art studios, a dog hotel, and an awesome taco joint on the premises), Birds Fly South prides itself on its old-school approach to brewing. The focus is on farmhouse/saison-style beers, with unique sours, barrel-aged specials, and funky IPAs to round everything out. Add a breezy lawn and a bunch of new friends, and you get the perfect day.

This brewery might’ve gotten its start in Delaware, but Iron Hill lays claim to Greenville with beers like the Upstate Kölsch, a blonde ale made just for us. With more than a dozen brews on tap, an airy restaurant, inventive bar menu, and cans and growlers ready to go, this promises to be your new favorite watering hole on Greenville’s Eastside.

Quest Brewing Company

Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Thomas Creek Brewery

55 Airview Dr.

307 E. McBee Ave., Suite C

2054 Piedmont Hwy.

Legendary beers that stand the test of time, plus quirky seasonals (like the Ponce jalapeno cucumber rye saison) have cemented Quest’s status among local breweries, but a strong community focus has made it a beloved hangout. Musicians frequent the backyard stage, and a full slate of events—from food trucks to yoga classes—means there’s always a good reason to come by and come back.

With a name like Yee-Haw, you’d better show up ready for fun. Located downtown just off of Main Street, this taproom is the perfect hangout for the active urban set. The World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel (plus some delicious pilsners, pale ale, high gravity, and seasonal options) and 24-hourbrined chargrilled wings highlight the eats and drinks, and a courtyard full of yard games is right outside.

Before the craft beer renaissance hit Upstate South Carolina, there was Thomas Creek. This Greenville stalwart has been crafting beer with pristine water from the Blue Ridge since 1998, with a strong stable of ales, stouts, and IPAs, as well as seasonal, atypical, and specialty brews. And if you seek enjoyment that goes beyond their tasting room and patio, Thomas Creek also offers supplies for the home brewer.

LIKE BEER? HERE’S HOW TO DRINK LIKE A LOCAL IN GREENVILLE’S BREWERY SCENE.

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FLIGHT – BEER SELECTS 13 Stripes Brewery OPPOSE THE TYRANT RYE IPA: Fruity Mosaic hops and floral Galena hops blend with earthy rye spice for balanced bitterness.

Brewery 85 6 Whitlee Ct.

GVL IPA: This one’s for the home crowd. This American IPA is brewed with Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, then dry-hopped with more Centennial and Amarillo. In short, it’s hoppy and punchy, but refreshing and light enough to drink all day.

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Taylors Mill, 250 Mill St., Taylors

Check out some of the more recent additions to the area brewing scene. THE EIGHTH STATE BREWING COMPANY 400 Augusta St.

A SPACE TO RELAX

RAIL LINE BREWING 301 N. Main St., Simpsonville

LIABILITY BREWING CO. 109 W. Stone Ave., Suite D

TETRAD BREWING COMPANY 603 E. Stone Ave.

QUITTIN’ TIME: A creamy, smooth Helles Bock with notes of banana and clove that’s deceptively easy to drink.

NEW BISTRO, NEW OFFERINGS

Swamp Rabbit Brewery 26 S Main St., Travelers Rest

WHITE ALE: A refreshing Belgian-style white ale, with notes of coriander, orange peel, and chamomile. The perfect reward for a day spent on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.

BREWERY TOURS Can’t decide on what to drink? Book your “flight” through one of these brew tours for a tasty trip.

Fireforge Crafted Beer 311 E. Washington St. Fireforge does not have “flagship” beers, but here are a couple of local favorites that are worth asking about if you swing by!

THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE

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SPIRITO SANTO IPA: Hoppy but not heavy, there are a ton of citrus notes amped up by bitter orange peel, while staying on the easydrinking, lighter side of things. BROKKR COFFEE-LAVENDER STOUT: A regular collaboration between Fireforge and Quest features coffee (chosen from different roasters specifically for each batch), lightened with floral lavender notes.

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YEAH, THAT’S HOT ENTERTAINMENT

NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT THAT’S A RUSH! Put the pedal to the metal and let your inner speed demon take the wheel at one of Greenville’s premier indoor karting tracks. Designed for high speed and maximum fun, LeMans Karting boasts two wide-lane track configurations that can race up to eight competitors at a time, plus the newly-opened MEGA-Track is South Carolina’s biggest and fastest indoor karting experience. You can also take a spin around Speed Factory Indoor Karting’s formidable ten-turn track with friends, or do some solo steering to try and beat the record 22-second top lap time. Remember the words of America’s favorite fictional NASCAR legend, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” For an aboveground adventure with more bounce to the ounce, swap out your shoes for sock feet and hop on over to one of our popular indoor trampoline parks. With seven aerial activities housed in 27,000 spring-loaded square feet, Gravitopia Extreme Air Sports invites you to do your best Michael Jordan air dunk and brave a Ninja-worthy obstacle course—throwing stars not included. And if you didn’t get enough dodgeball in middle school gym class, Sky Zone Trampoline Park has it covered with a wallto-wall trampoline court that 34

gives a whole new meaning to the term “airborne attack.” You can also kick it freestyle and challenge your highflying companions to an old fashioned jump-off. Loser has to make it to the top of the Warped Wall! Greenville’s newest and biggest bounce spot, Big Air Trampoline Park, is also worth seeking out for some sky time. Got an hour to spare? Make every minute count as you work to solve puzzles, search for clues, and formulate a plan to bust out of these interactive mystery games! Greenville Escape Room’s trio of mind-boggling thrillers will leave you guessing until Planning an escape from Breakout

the very last second. As the city’s flagship escape room, Escape Artist Greenville offers five unique adventure themes handcrafted in-house to put your logic skills to the ultimate test. And located conveniently on North Main Street, Breakout Greenville thrusts you into eight exciting scenarios like the Mystery Mansion and Runaway Train.

THAT’S GAME! Proving that it is possible to look cool while wearing bowling shoes, the impressive Spare Time Greenville entertainment complex, with

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14 lanes of strike-ing pleasure, is also home to a laser tag arena, four escape rooms, and a Game Zone alive with the electric glow of over 80 arcade games. Stone Pin Company’s upscale, boutique-style bowling alley is the perfect place to let the good times roll (literally) while enjoying a tasty “Split Happens” or “Spare Me” cocktail. And while we’re on the subject, check out Dave & Buster’s on Woodruff Road to try your hand at a wide variety of arcade amusements, ranging from old school classics like Pac-Man and Skee-Ball to more modern play on the Million Dollar Midway. If you’re game for just about anything, you’ll want to catch a variety of improv antics at Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground, because anything goes when area comics take the stage. Whether you’re more Tiger Woods or Happy Gilmore, the three mini golf courses at Frankie’s Fun Park pack big-time fun into a pintsized attraction. Putt over the rolling hills, through the rushing waterfalls, and past the rigorous obstacles to stake your claim as the king (or queen) of the greens. Celebrate victory with a round in the batting cage or a turn aboard the spinning 60-foot tall Discovery thrill ride. We only have one recommendation: hold on tight!


Yeah, THAT’S the Spot LOOK YOUR BEST ⃝ Vine Nightclub † 21 E. Coffee St. The dancefloor awaits your best “Single Ladies” dance impersonation

⃝ Tropikana 21 E. Washington St. This late-night Spanish dance club at Abanico Tapas Bar turns up the heat. ¡Muy caliente!

⃝ The Firmament 5 Market Point Dr. Greenville’s newest (and largest) high-end music joint

⃝ Blind Horse Saloon 1035 Lowndes Hill Rd. Get ready to get line dancin’ at this country music mainstay

⃝ † Radio Room 110 Poinsett Hwy. This popular live-music spot headlines an eclectic blend of artists

⃝ Blues Boulevard Jazz 300 River St. #203 Savor cocktails and smooth, bluesy melodies along the riverside

⃝ W XYZ Bar 5 N. Laurens St. Aloft Greenville Downtown’s trendy bar with a vibrant, energetic ambience ⃝ The Comedy Zone 221 N. Main St. Greenville’s premier comedy venue

⃝ Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe 111 Augusta St. Weekly live band karaoke will bring out your true rock star

⃝ Local Cue 30 Orchard Park Dr. #7 Beer, BBQ, and over 250 nostalgic board games

⃝ Pour Taproom 7 Falls Park Dr. A pay-by-the-ounce playground with a rotating selection

COME-AS-YOU-ARE

⃝ Rocket Surgery 164-D S. Main St., Travelers Rest Come for the inventive cocktail creations, stay for the delicious small plates!

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⃝ Gringo’s Cantina 11 Falls Park Dr. A Latino-style cantina that mixes up the best, fresh margaritas

⃝ SIP Whiskey and Wine Bar 103 N. Main St. An upper-deck drinkery with a rustic motif and top-shelf beverages

CHILL

HIGH-ENERGY

⃝ On The Roxx 734 S. Main St. This popular West End watering hole plays host to fabulous DJ dance parties

⃝ Jack n’ Diane’s Dueling Piano Bar 115 N. Brown St. Request a song, then sing along

⃝ Rainer’s Bar 610-A S. Main St. Chill out with some cool jazz in this intimate atmosphere

⃝ Ink N Ivy 21 E. Coffee St. A funky, retro-chic space with a fabulous rooftop patio bar ⃝ UP on the Roof 250 Riverplace #800 This luxe rooftop bar offers the city’s best sunset views

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What you want: A night on the town with a uniquely local flair. What you need: This grid! Plot your mood against these tried-and-true watering holes, where cocktails and craft brews pair with distinctive vibes, whether it’s for a casual weekday hangout or an indulgent rendezvous.

⃝ The Velo Fellow 1 Augusta St. #126 A nostalgic British publick house vibe ⃝ Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria 25 W. Washington St. This downtown staple features 2 stories of taps, billiard tables, and pizza

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Sundown:

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owntown Greenville is already one of the Southeast’s hottest destinations, and now, with Salsa at Sunset, it is aún más caliente! Over the last four years this diverse, family-friendly event has become the place to be for hundreds who come together to enjoy the vibrant sounds and rhythm of Latin music and dancing. Among those you’ll find there is Tracie Frese, Executive Director of Upstate International, which founded the event: “By providing the opportunity to engage with people from different cultures in a fun and inclusive way, we continue to build a stronger community,” she says. Salsa at Sunset is free to attend inviting anyone and everyone to participate—all ages and abilities. How can you resist the rhythm? The relaxed, funfilled atmosphere makes it one of the best-attended events hosted

by Upstate International, which joins forces with dance group Pura Alegría to bring it to life each summer. The salsa tunes played by live salsa bands like Marcel Portilla, The Latin Caravan, and Son del Callao definitely set the sound, but it’s the people who ignite the vibrant, fun environment. When you need a breather, enjoy una cerveza or a glass of vino to cool the body, and get ready to go again! “One of my favorite things about salsa is the sense of community, so I love to watch people engage with one another in the beginner’s lesson we host before the band starts playing,” says Rachel Vann with Pura Alegría. “I love to see strangers warm up to one another, share a laugh, and help one another with the steps. I truly believe that if we can inspire strangers to dance together, we can also tear down walls in our community.”

“Me encanta ver a los extraños calentarse entre ellos, compartir una risa y ayudarse unos a otros con los pasos.” {I love to see strangers warm up to one another, share a laugh, and help one another with the steps.} – Rachel Vann, Pura Alegria

WHAT TO EXPECT: TIME: 6-10 p.m., second Saturdays throughout summer (June 8, July 13, and August 10, 2019) LOCATION: The Graham Plaza of the Peace Center MUSIC: A live salsa band and a dance group, Pura Alegría, sets the stage and keeps the momentum going REFRESHMENTS: Plenty of non-alcoholic beverages as well as cold beer and wine DRESS: Like you are going to the Caribbean, with comfortable clothing and dance shoes (smooth flat soles are best, and for the ladies, a strappy heel!) EXPERIENCE: None needed! Pura Alegría offers the basics of salsa dancing with group lessons from 6-7 p.m. There’s no excuse not to dance!

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TRANSLATION, ¿POR FAVOR?: Wilfredo Leon, Publisher of Greenville’s El Latino Newspaper, serves as emcee to help move the event along for both Spanish and English speakers AFTER HOURS: At 10 p.m. the music ends, but the fun doesn’t stop. Night owls can power through their Saturday noche by heading over to Abanicos Tapas Bar. On the second floor, you’ll find the Latin dance spot, Tropikana Club, playing Latin Top 40 salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. You can put your new-found salsa skills to use, or just enjoy the energy! WEEKDAY WARRIOR: Looking for something mid-week? “Salsa Thursdays” at Abanico start at 9 p.m., and you’ll enjoy salsa, sangria, and tapas!


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BREWERY ›› The Brewery Experience Discover what’s on tap in Greenville’s growing craft beer scene when you stop into locally owned and operated breweries with Certified Cicerone® Gary Glancy. Cheers! (828) 216-1343, thebreweryexperience.com

YEAH, THAT’S HOT TOURS

›› SC Brews Cruise

TOURS abound ADVENTURE ›› The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

Southern hospitality plus the chance to easily (and safely) experience Greenville’s breweries. Go behind-the-scenes to where the beer is made. Sample it and talk to the people who make it! (864) 757-4693, greenvillescbrewscruise.com

CULINARY ›› At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour Share a carefully curated plate—and a history lesson or two—in the company of Greenville’s top culinary artisans. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

›› Foothill Foodie Tours

Adrenaline junkies rejoice! This extreme course is America’s fastest and most furious, stretching 1.25 miles with a 1,100-foot plunge. (828) 749-2500, thegorgezipline.com

No one will fault you for acting like a tourist in Greenville, but there’s no need to eat like one! These food and cocktail tours deliver the hidden gems you’re salivating for. (864) 553-9404, foothillfoodietours.com

AERIAL

›› Greenville BBQ Trail Tour

›› Upstate Helicopter Tours Get a bird’s-eye perspective of our beautiful Upstate landscape from Table Rock to Fluor Field aboard your own private chopper. Choose from five different tour options! (864) 704-4312, upstatehelicoptertours.com

AROUND TOWN ›› Interactive Tours Plug into the captivating past of Greenville by pairing 21st-century audio and visual elements with the soul of our city on this guided walking history tour. (864) 884-3520, interactivetours-greenville.com

›› Make Greenville Yours Tours Get moving or get acquainted! These combined walking/driving tours are ideal for newbies. (864) 363-8628, makegreenvilleyours.com

Mustard or vinegar? Take a trip to three of the area’s staple smokehouses and settle the great debate for yourself. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

›› Greenville Breakfast Tour Make the day’s most important meal really count with savory samplings at Biscuit Head and Famous Toastery. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

HISTORY ›› Downtown Driving Tour Go for a spin around our nationally recognized downtown for an all-encompassing narrative on

the city’s storied past and dynamic present. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

›› West End Walking Tour Journey along Greenville’s illustrious timeline as told by a series of iconic landmarks, including the Liberty Bridge and Huguenot Mill. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

›› Historic Neighborhoods & Architecture: Northwest Explore Greenville’s diverse residential communities and learn how each has uniquely contributed to the renaissance of this former textile giant. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

OUTDOOR ›› Blue Wall Adventures Whether you choose to tackle the Blue Ridge Mountains by mountain bike or on foot, these guides show you the ropes in Upstate SC and Western NC. (864) 214-7222, bluewalladventures.com

›› Greenville Outdoor Guides Spectacular views, a forest hike, or a mountain climb are all designed to connect you with the outdoors. Customized routes focus on the Jocassee Gorges area. (864) 421-2385, greenvilleog.com

›› Jocassee Lake Tours Whether by land or sea, there’s something for everyone on Lake Jocassee’s only naturalist-led hiking, kayaking, and boating excursions. (864) 280-5501, jocasseelaketours.com

›› Upstate Blue Ridge Tours Be a Blue Ridge Wanderer. A new allday extravaganza that literally goes all over the place. Your guide knows things no one else knows! (864) 630-7104, upstateblueridgetours.com

SEGWAY

›› Whispering Winds Carriage Company, LLC

›› Greenville Glides

Kick back 19th-century style and enjoy a tranquil-yet-informative trip around picturesque downtown. No top hat required. (864) 220-3650, downtowncarriage.com

Take a two-wheeled approach to downtown adventuring, cruising to popular destinations like scenic Falls Park on the Reedy and the Historic West End. (864) 214-0119, greenvillesegwaytours.com

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YOUNG ARTISTS THRIVE HERE At the S.C. Governor's School for  the Arts and Humanities, young artists from across the state explore and refine their talents in a one-of-akind, master-apprentice community while receiving pre-professional training from established, practicing artists.

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The Most Unique Dining Experience in Greenville since 1969

The Peddler Steak House is a Greenville landmark known well for it’s delicious food, cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. The Certified Angus Beef ribeyes are cut to your specifications, tableside, by the “in house” meat cutter and the filets are the best in Greenville. Also you will enjoy the famous “Peddler Salad Bar”.

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A VILLAGE A hip hub for creativity, coffee, and community: The Village of West Greenville is South Carolina’s SoHo

For the first half of the 20th century, West Greenville served as the commercial hub for the region’s textile industry, with Brandon Mill and Woodside Mill (once the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world) centrally located, and Judson Mill just a few miles away. Restaurants, stores, and even a theater served the needs of these three mill communities. Fast-forward to present day, and what’s now known as the Village of West Greenville boasts some of the city’s hippest restaurants, as well as 60+ art galleries, studios, specialty shops and services, and the Greenville Center for the Creative Arts, an anchor for Greenville’s visual arts community. The Village has its own vibe—young, aspirational, optimistic, creative, and energetic. Think of it as a mini-Soho, just blocks from the regular hustle and bustle of downtown.

HOW TO SPEND A DAY

IN THE VILLAGE… MORNING As you drive into the Village, parking is free in any of the spots along (or just off of) Pendleton Street. • Start your morning off right with a latte from The Village Grind and an AM bun or almond croissant from Bake Room. • Walk down the street to enjoy a Marshmallow Whip Facial, Creamsicle Body Treatment, or just a signature massage from Sixpence Salon & Spa. • Wind your way through the numerous art galleries in the Village. See everything from sculpture, pottery, fiber art, paintings, and handmade jewelry to encaustic and mixed media works. • Swing by (get it?) Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, located on West Avenue in the Brandon Mill community where Joe grew up. This is the field where a teenage boy took the diamond to play for the local mill team, honing his game against men twice his age—and half his talent. Here you can actually run the base paths Joe ran more than a century ago. 40

• Tour the Greenville Center for Creative Arts and sign up for a painting, drawing, printmaking, or needle-felting class.

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AFTERNOON • Grab a burger—not just a burger, but one of the best-ever burgers, with each ingredient sourced locally— from GB&D (Golden Brown and Delicious). • Join a yoga meditation class at Indigo Flow & Art to ease digestion and center your body (because that burger knocked your socks off!). • Stop by Kuka Juice and select from a

From ceramics to hand lettering to meal prep, photography, and more, Skillpop classes abound in West Greenville’s artcentric shops and beyond. Connect with your inner artist/ creator/photographer and sign up for something new, different, and hip by visiting skillpop.com/classes/greenville. variety of good-for-you blends to rehydrate afterwards. • Go shopping and express your inner rocker chic with fashion from RockerBelles or discover something 1960s fabulous (think A-line dresses and classic clutches) from Kate DiNatale Vintage. • Satiate your sweet tooth with a homemade chocolate truffle from † Van’s Chocolates or grab nitrogen ice cream

(preferably made into a sandwich using donuts) from Carol’s Ice Cream.

EVENING • Indulge in a local brew at Growler Haus (and possibly some trivia) before making your way to dinner at The Anchorage. Order the Chef’s Choice, which puts Chef Greg McPhee in creative charge of what you eat. Go ahead, be adventurous; you can’t go wrong.


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Public Artworks

It should come as no surprise that the home to Artisphere, one of the largest and most wellrespected art festivals not just regionally, but nationally, would pay tribute to all things artistic all year round! Throughout Greenville, 70+ public art installations speak to the history, culture, and spirit of this city. Whether honoring an individual, memorializing a moment, inspiring someone, or simply satisfying the artistic heart, these public art installations reflect and celebrate Greenville’s passionate commitment to all things art. Check out the city’s public art walking tour map at gis.greenvillesc.gov/publicarttour. Freedom John Acorn Freedom was originally designed in the early 1960s for the entrance to the Greenville County Museum of Art, but now resides at the corner of Main Street and Stone Avenue in front of Horizon Records and The Bohemian Café. Fabricated of welded brass and bronze, the trunk, roots, and branches are all visible regardless of the direction from which you view it.

Do Butterflies Dream? Yuri Tsuzuki Nationally acclaimed artist Tsuzuki created this multi-phase art project, which features hundreds of butterfly sculptures that hover and wind around various light posts, buildings, and parking garages from Spring and Coffee streets to the new Cancer Survivors Park (located between Church and Cleveland streets). At the entrance to the park, a 10-foot sculpture featuring dozens of butterflies welcomes visitors. Butterflies represent metamorphosis: of Greenville from a textile town to worldclass city, and of a cancer fighter’s transformation into a survivor overcoming an often-devastating disease.

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In 2014, the Greenville Zoo launched a mosaic art project to honor its late elephants, Joy and Ladybird, and raise funds for new exhibit space and elephant conservation efforts. Designed by Greenville Zoo and City of Greenville employees, the mosaic is a compilation of nearly 1,500 individual tiles that are on display across from the giant anteater exhibit, near the entrance. Most of the tiles were colored or painted by students from 25 different Greenville County schools.

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Located on the corner of McBee and Spring Streets, the mesmerizing Octo 2 is a kinetic, wind-powered stainless steel sculpture comprised of linked shapes rotating around a circular axis. Created by the same artist responsible for the flame cauldron sculpture in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Octo 2 stands more than 18-feet tall and constantly reshapes and transforms itself.

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Tips on Technique

YEAH, THAT’S HOT ADRENALINE ACTION

Hatchet Job Grab axe-throwing by the handle at Hampton Station

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raft Axe Throwing has hit the mark in Greenville, opening at the hyper-hip Hampton Station, right off of Pete Hollis Boulevard. In its funky old warehouse space, Craft Axe is all about hurling hatchets. “Anger management?” Bryan Smith muses one afternoon when he and some friends drop in from out of town. Their goal: Stick a 4-inch-blade into a 2-inch-round bullseye from 12 feet away. The cutting-edge sport has become serious business in the world of play. “Competitive axethrowing is an actual thing,” a Washington Post headline proclaimed in 2016. Jake Jensen, 31, a

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Nebraska transplant who also owns the Greenville Escape Room, threw the Canadian idea against the wall here. In no time, it stuck, expanding from 10 to 14 lanes in Craft Axe’s 3,000-square-foot space. Think old-school darts, combined with the heft of bowling, and a technique all its own. Accuracy is all in the wrist. Handling a Craft Axe hatchet, with its 2.5-pound head and 15-inch handle, demands the stability of a golf grip combined with a Celtic warrior’s aim. A wobbly throw means the blade isn’t likely to stick on the 3-by-4-foot board; no stick in the 35-inch-diameter target area, no points. On any given visit, you’re likely to find one of the newly formed leagues honing its skills at one of the 14 “throwing lanes” and then visit the bar for a celebratory beverage! Craft Axe Throwing, $20 per hour, open Wed-Sun. 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Ste. 5A, Greenville. (864) 301-6032, craftaxethrowing.com

Basic axe-throwing is a bit like soccer’s two-handed overhead toss. The blade must be held perfectly straight. Gripping the axe like a baseball bat, drop it behind your head. Propel the axe toward the target, releasing it while keeping your arms extended for a complete followthrough. Official rules say the axe must rotate at least once before hitting the board. For a Braveheartlevel, one-handed throw, drop your throwing arm to your side, then bring the axe up over your head. Hurl the axe like a baseball, releasing it when your arm is parallel to the ground. Your throwing arm should follow through, as in golf. Players each pay $20 per hour—and you’ll be surprised at how often you hit the bullseye.


Shake n’ Bake YEAH, THAT’S HOT

Need for speed? Consider the BMW Performance Center your pit crew.

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here’s good reason why the people of BMW Performance Center call this place an “adult Disneyland on wheels.” With 2.3 miles of courses (including a loop for timed laps, an off-road challenge, and a slick 300-foot-diameter skid pad), it’s equal part kids play and high-performance race car driving.

Start Your Engines.

HOLD ON TIGHT

WHAT IT IS: Classes here put you behind the wheel of a powerful BMW, pushing it (and you!) to the limit with one of BMW’s professional instructors by your side. WHO DOES IT: About 15,000 people strap in behind the wheel of $1 million worth of brand-new inventory annually. That means every day the Performance Center’s professional instructors enable adventureseekers in their quest to go full throttle. WHY TRY: It’s a bucket list experience for anyone, but especially those with the need for serious speed.

The BMW Performance Center offers four unique experiences for your ultimate driving adventure: 1. DRIVING SCHOOL: Professional driving instructors + featured BMW vehicles 2. PERFORMANCE DRIVE: Sample driving school for 2 hours and $299 3. U.S. RIDER ACADEMY: BMW motorcycles on- and off-road options

4. PERFORMANCE CENTER DELIVERY: Driving classes and an overnight stay that ends with you headed home in your own BMW

Looking for the inside track? Visit bmwperformancecenter.com for more info.

TOUR TIME! 2 CHOICES FOR THE INSIDE TRACK: • BMW’s only American factory lets visitors see the engineering, design, and build behind the Ultimate Driving Machine® during guided plant tours. Advance reservations required, participants must be 12 or older, and cost varies on length of tour.

BMW Zentrum Museum

Ask a Local

• Visit BMW's living Zentrum Museum for free, Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Explore the cars, the speed, and the innovation.

TARYN SCHER, “Sparkle Boss” and founder, TK PR

Q: What is your

favorite place to take out-of-town guests when they’re visiting?

A: Our family is big on pick-your-own experiences, and Fishers Orchard is the ideal spot for peach picking in Greenville County. This family-owned farm is in Greer, and it has been open for almost 90 years and offers almost two dozen U-pick varietals between June and September. You can go back every couple of weeks (as we often do) and experience a different kind of peach. People are known to drive for hours for their Red Globes. The farm also has nectarines, jams, jellies, ciders, and other locally grown fresh produce. 43


What’s your shopping profile? YEAH, THAT’S HOT SHOP LOCAL

Boutique Bonanza Stop to shop in some of Greenville’s high-end boutiques, where you’ll discover a wide selection of stylish wares that are truly suitcase-worthy! J. BRITT BOUTIQUE

SPLASH ON MAIN

Visit this beautifully intimate clothing boutique where the latest in fashion is showcased beneath two gorgeous chandeliers. If you’re looking for sophisticated party attire, a cool pair of jeans, or just the right top or cashmere sweater, the nopressure staff here will help you find the perfect complement to your own sense of style. With an eye on the latest trends, there’s a wide range of fashion for women of all ages from top brands like Parker, MISA Los Angeles, and Current Elliot. 203 N. Main St., shopjbritt.com

This is the cheery headquarters for high-quality designer swimwear, resort wear, beach clothing, and unique accessories for the home. With fun flip-flops from Havaianas, a huge selection of one and two-piece swimsuits from brands like Tory Burch, L*SPACE, and MILLY, you’ll find everything for the pool, beach, cruise, lake, or hot tub. Sarongs, cover-ups, hats, beach bags, even sunscreen and men’s swim trunks, too. It’s all here, waiting to help you make a splash! 807 S. Main St., splashonmain.com

BLOSSOM SHOES & SUCH

LOU LOU BOUTIQUE

Sandals, flats, wedges, heels, or boots, Blossom has the latest styles for women. This adorable shop is a haven for your inner fashionista. Along with shoes, you’ll also find totes, wallets, crossbody bags and clutches in everything from denim to fancy python-embossed leathers. Fabulous jewelry (at great prices), scarves, and fashionable tech accessories round out the selection of must-haves for you or a lucky gift recipient. 644 N. Main St., 2A, blossomgvl.com

You won’t know where to look first in this brightly-colored shop filled to the brim with fun, affordable jewelry, hats, handbags, and other fashion accessories. Organized by shades of color, it’s the perfect place to find some sparkly earrings, a huge tote bag for the beach, a warm shawl or stylish scarf for cooler nights, or an unusual cuff watch. This is a great place to find the perfect gift without breaking the bank. 201 N. Main St., loulouboutiques.com/pages/ greenville-sc-lou-lou-boutiques

HIGH DESIGN Get your high-end designer fix (think Lavender Brown, Shoshanna, and CROSBY by Mollie Burch) at Monkees of the West End (103-A Augusta St.). Feeling more pink and green? Head next door to the Pink Bee (105 Augusta St.) for all the Lilly Pulitzer Palm Beach-inspired prints your eyes can handle. Or, stop into Augusta Twenty (20 Augusta St.) where some of Greenville's most fashionable options can be found, including some amazing jewelry from Native Rainbow that you won't find anywhere else.

FAMILIAR FAVORITE Looking for some recognizable shop names while walking around downtown? Downtown’s centrally located ONE Building (1 N. Main St.) is home to favorite shops like Anthropologie and Brooks Brothers, making Greenville’s trendy shopping scene as familiar as it is fashion forward. Cone & Coleman (Suite F) may be less known, but it’s just as chic, and it’s just around the corner!

SOPHISTICATED GENTLEMAN Rush Wilson Limited (23 W. North St.) is where the man in your life will find everything from custom suits, to seersucker blazers, and more bow ties than days of the year. Don't forget to check out Rush Wilson's supply of Kentwool socks, produced locally!

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Worth seeking out for something different (both in terms of shopping experience and selection), check out Fountain Inn’s Black Tulip (127 N. Main St., Fountain Inn) for artisan-inspired and custom-created apparel and home goods that are modern and authentic. Americanmade (and often Greenville-made) apparel and accessories as well as classes are a part of the shopping showcase at Samantha Grace Designs (640 S. Main St.), which is home to everything from handmade aprons to their Palmetto Collection, which is (of course) distinctly South Carolina!

JAMARCUS GASTON,

TV Host/Producer, WSPA-TV

Q: You’ve got a

day off from the station. What do you do to unwind? Where do you go for fun?

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A: One of the coolest zip codes in the Upstate is 29690: Travelers Rest. It's home to one of

my favorite stretches of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, so I like to hop on up and hit some of my favorite hip spots including a cigar shop (FH Cigars), a pizza place that was once a tire store (Sidewall Pizza), and a brewery (Swamp Rabbit Brewery). If it’s earlier in the day, I like to grab a cup of coffee from Leopard Forest (their beans come from all over the world, but they brew them up fresh and local here). Then after I've gotten my fill of good eats, I like to enjoy a blast from the past at Retro Marketplace Vintage and Upcycled Décor. This shop showcases everything from handmade pipes to cowboy boots, vintage hats, records, and

plenty of man-cave swag! Don’t worry ladies. There’s plenty of finds for you (kids, too!).


Greenville,

Meet Your Local Winery City Scape Winery is a small craft winery focused on producing high-quality batches of local, innovative wines right here in Greenville County. We are located on 12 beautiful acres just 25 minutes south of downtown Greenville. Open for wine tastings and tours every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Learn more at: www.CityScapeWinery.com or Call: 864-329-0615 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd, Pelzer, SC 29669

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A few suitcase-sized finds to remember (your visit), reward (your house sitter), or to replenish (your pantry, jewelry box, or wardrobe)! 1. Oil painting, by Greenville artist Michelle Jardines, UrbanDigs, 215 Wade Hampton Blvd.

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2. Novel, The Arrangement by local author Ashley Warlick, M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S. Main St. 3. Accessories, minerals, Lucite bracelets, beaded earrings, “G” initial necklace, lou lou boutique, 201 N. Main St.

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Traveling is full of tough decisions. Where to shop, where to eat, and where to play shouldn’t be any of them. From Nordstrom Rack to Kirkland’s. Golf Galaxy to Cabela’s. Dave & Buster’s to Tin Lizzy’s. Magnolia Park, Greenville’s premier shopping and dining destination, located on Woodruff Road, has something everyone will agree on. Come for dinner. Come for fun. Just come on in and stay a while.

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Life, love, hope, and happiness: Renowned TODAY Show storyteller Bob Dotson’s career spanned 40 years and more than 4 million miles. When it came time to survey the world he’d traveled and select his own road in retirement, his compass pointed due-Greenville. BY BOB DOTSON

M MY KNOWLEDGE OF AMERICA is not bound in books. I’ve crisscrossed this country for nearly half a century listening to your stories. While most reporters focus on life’s flat tires, I look for something far more difficult to find—what keeps the other tires rolling. I discover people who are practically invisible, the ones who make our lives better, but don’t take time to tweet and tell us about it. They are important for what they do, not for what they say. That’s what brought me to Greenville. People here have forged a common vision, despite our well-documented and oftrepeated shortcomings. Half a century ago, Greenville’s people heeded a simple suggestion from an Austrian immigrant. “Let’s not worry about what we’re going to do for ourselves,” Max Heller said. “That would be too costly. We couldn’t agree. Let’s decide what kind of town we want for our grandchildren. That we can get done.” Sound advice. They elected him mayor. Twice.

Down through the years, many others have seen the wisdom in that approach. You don’t need perfect eyesight to appreciate the vision that transformed Greenville. Come on. Take a walk with me. Let me show you what the good people did. See that Tuscan villa overlooking the city’s waterfall? In any other town, that prime location would be covered with high-rise condos selling for the highest dollar. But here talented teenagers get that view—aspiring artists, writers and musicians— from all over South Carolina live in that residential public high school for free. It is called the “Governor’s School,” but the idea for this place came from a woman who never ran for office: Virginia Uldrick, a teacher whose tenacity got it built. And Max Heller was still right. Because when the doors finally opened after 14 years, Uldrick was old enough to be those students’ grandmother. 51


Folks in Greenville face each day with the same spirit that pulled our ancestors to these shores, a willingness to explore new opportunities. It is part of their geography of hope. They connect the seemingly unconnected and find common-sense solutions. What they have learned about compromise could send a committee to lunch. Wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit. This town of 67,000 built a miniature Fenway park at the end of Main Street to attract a Boston Red Sox minor league team and six live theaters down the way. Its citizens agreed to replace a perfectly good highway overpass so they could see the waterfall. Added a walking bridge for people who like to stroll past art galleries and bookstores. They stage more than three hundred events each year. That puts Greenville on a lot of Top Ten lists in this country for quality of life and attracts industry from all over the world—250 international firms from 26 nations—so far. Some of those Greenville grandchildren now work for Michelin or BMW. Good jobs that help them afford to dine in fine restaurants. Many locally owned. There are more than a hundred within a mile of Main

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…my wife Linda and I sought the America in which we grew up, where people found ways to work together for the common good.

Street. All this because people here believed their once-fading mill town held something of value, regardless of whether their dreams soared or shattered. Nothing is more American than optimism that overcomes hardship. People search for places where their dreams can flourish. Home is not always where they are, but where they want to be. After leaving NBC, my wife Linda and I sought the America in which we grew up, where people found ways to work together for the common good. We set out like pioneers with little more than expectations and hope. Drove for six weeks. No more than four hours a day. Traveled mostly back roads, watching the country roll by with childhood joy, seeing the world as if it were new. We motored through some of America’s towns that were small enough to consider Dairy Queen gourmet dining. In those far-flung spots is where we found the unexpected—Amish kids wearing in-line skates and Civil War buffs fighting battles until the concession stands closed. The lights and shadows left a rich load of impressions. Hillsides under dirty ashtray clouds. Sunsets staining the sky. We lingered in a lot of lovely spots. Linda and I dreamed of retiring in one of them, but we

realized living in a postcard was not enough. We cherish people more than landscape; folks like the ones we found in a town that instantly made us homesick for a place we had never lived: Greenville. Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself. Twentythree million minutes into our marriage, on our 45th wedding anniversary, we bought the first house we saw for sale in Greenville, a bungalow not far from the city’s waterfall. The day we moved in, two little girls rode up on their bikes. They brought bread their mother had baked for us with apples they picked in their backyard. Many of our friends who spent their lives tethered to desks, now post pictures from far-flung places on Facebook. I send snapshots of Greenville. I had a career that often sucked up 60 to 100 hours a week and took me away from family. Now I can give my grandkids a small backyard and the same passion and love I brought to reporting.

Work won’t hug you when you’re old. And life is a library book with a due date unknown. But Linda and I look forward to each new day in Greenville. We’re enjoying the legacy of people with incredible ideas that worked; who lived life with passion, curiosity, and imagination. Our neighbors continue to find thoughtful solutions to problems we all face. Firm in the belief that it’s not where you come from or where you’re going in this life, but what you get done along the way. We have found the America we thought we lost, alive and thriving in Greenville. Come. See for yourself.

Bob Dotson is one of the most honored storytellers of our time. His long-running series, “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” was a regular feature on the TODAY Show until his retirement on the 40th anniversary of the day he joined NBC. Dotson has earned 120 national and international awards for producing and reporting, including six Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Network News Writing (a record) and 12 more for reporting. He also received eight National Emmy Awards and 11 nominations.


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FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Collegiate Charm South Carolina’s oldest private institution of higher learning, nationally lauded for its beautiful campus and exceptional liberal arts and sciences program, Furman University is equal parts brains and beauty. The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail intersects campus, which is situated on the school’s namesake Furman Lake known to locals as “Swan Lake.” With Paris Mountain as a backdrop, Furman features everything from symphonic performances to Saturday night lights. Time at this “America’s Best College” (No. 1 in S.C. and top five in the Southeast by U.S.News & World Report) is time well spent.


WISH YOU WERE HERE


YEAH, THAT PLACE AREAS OF GREENVILLE

Areas of

GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN:

THE VILLAGE:

AUGUSTA ROAD:

CHERRYDALE POINT:

Start with a stroll down our award-winning Main Street. Cruise through the one-of-akind boutiques and shops. Step out onto the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy and gaze down at the waterfalls. Restaurants, public art, theater, galleries, shopping, and more!

The hip factor has been driven up with the emergence of the Village of West Greenville. Anchored by historic buildings, lovingly renovated and updated, The Village is home to more than 65 businesses including galleries, retail stores, and restaurants. Think SoHo gone Greenville!

Awe-inspiring antebellum homes are a good indication you’ve found yourself immersed in the “05.” (That’s local speak for this zip code.) Lots of shopping can be done in this charming and historic part of town. There are more than 75 shops and eateries to enjoy.

An expanding business district known for its services, shopping, and range of fast and casual dining options, Cherrydale also serves as a gateway to nearby Furman University, Travelers Rest, and all points north. A multi-screen cinema and growing residential areas are here, too.

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YEAH, THAT PLACE HAYWOOD ROAD:

WOODRUFF ROAD:

PELHAM ROAD:

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When you’re ready to get into some serious name-brand shopping, head here. While there’s no shortage of local charm—including one-of-a-kind retailers—this area is a regional shopping destination and mall where you can find big-name furniture, jewelry, and apparel.

Just name it and you’ll find it here. Want a new woolly bugger to go fly-fishing? Check. Sequins and bling for a night out? Check. Numerous hotel room options for you and your closest friends? Check. Ground zero for anything you need while you’re here.

Located on the popular Eastside of town, Pelham is convenient to GSP International Airport—not to mention Michelin and BMW’s North American headquarters. A variety of hotels and restaurants make this a convenient spot for vacationers.

If what you seek is a spot slightly off the beaten path yet central to all-things outdoorsy, this Greenville County outpost is everything you’re looking for and more: casual dining, home-grown retail spots, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and B&Bs, just to name a few. 57


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16 KID-FRIENDLY, MUST-DO ACTIVITIES GET A LITTLE WILD

KITTY SNUGGLES

Charming and naturesque describes The Greenville Zoo (150 Cleveland Park Dr.), an 80-species zoo tucked into downtown’s Cleveland Park. Be sure to say hi to the zoo’s crowd favorites: Kiden (the new baby Masai giraffe) and red panda triplets, as well as feed the goats: Sweet Pea and her baby Pygmies.

Only the friendliest cats call the Organic Cat Café (123 College St.) home—27 of them, to be exact (plus some adoptable ones). Cuddle and play with them all while enjoying drinks and delicious organic treats!

THINGS THAT FLY, THINGS IN THE SKY Explore Roper Mountain Science Center’s (402 Roper Mountain Rd.) amazing planetarium, butterfly garden, exhibits, nature trails, and arboretum, or dive into bird watching at Lake Conestee Nature Park (601 Fork Shoals Rd.). Burn off energy at Runway Park (21 Airport Rd. Ext.), an aviationthemed playground, while small aircraft land and take off all around you.

SUPER SOAKER Float down the lazy river, race down towering waterslides, and splash your heart out at three Greenville County waterparks: Discovery Island (417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville), 7th Inning Splash (1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont), and Otter Creek (101 W. Darby Rd.). Or, cool off without the commitment at the Swamp Rabbit Splash Track, a trainthemed splash pad along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville.

COOL FUN With an impressive ice skating rink, tennis courts, and a bounce house, the Pavilion Recreation Complex (400 Scottswood Rd.) is packed with thrills and chills!

BRAIN BOOST Dance, play, imagine, climb, discover, pretend—it’s all action at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (300 College St.), a prestigious Smithsonian affiliate and the nation’s seventh-largest children’s museum.

BRAGGING RIGHTS Bowl (or laser tag) your way to victory at Spare Time Entertainment (822 Congaree Rd.), speed into first place on the go-kart track and play a round of putt-putt at Frankie’s Fun Park (45 Park Woodruff Dr.), or grab a big win with some arcade action at Dave & Buster’s (1025 Woodruff Rd.).

HOMERUNS & HAT TRICKS Baseball, hot dogs, mascot races, fireworks, and ice cream served in miniature baseball helmets—watching the Greenville Drive play at Fluor Field at the West End (945 S. Main St.) is a kid’s dream. Or catch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N. Academy St.) to watch them kick some tail! 59


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BY THE NUMBERS Artisphere is an annual, three-day signature event in Greenville that celebrates the arts and the area’s rich international and multicultural flair. Join us for fine arts, music, food, and fun for the 15th anniversary, May 10-12, 2019.

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Greenville’s thriving arts scene is creating a lot of buzz these days, and these five galleries are at the heart of that, housing a dynamic mix of the region’s very best emerging and established talent.

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Art Crossing at RiverPlace Set on the banks of the Reedy River, this studio is arguably the best spot in town to see award-winning artists at work—visit up to a dozen studios here producing original photography, jewelry, silk screening, and more. 300 River St.; artcrossing.org. Midtown Artery This Village of West Greenville

gallery focuses on international artists producing two-dimensional works and limited-edition bronzes, many of which are in demand by highend collectors and museums. 1241 Pendleton St.; 864.420.5387; midtownartery.com.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville

Representing more than 20 juried, regional artists, this hive of imaginative minds features eclectic, award-winning work ranging from realistic paintings and photography to fantastical, abstract paintings. 200 N. Main St.; 864.239.3882; artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com.

Hampton 3 Gallery Dating back to 1970, this Taylors-based institution focuses on fine art pieces. Works from more than 20 local artists line the walls, along with special exhibitions highlighting influential East Coast painters. 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors; 864.268.2771; hamptoniiigallery.com. The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) Gallery Recognized as the creative pillar of Greenville’s art scene, this West End destination is a go-to resource for artist events, gallery openings and more. The MAC also routinely hosts exhibits from up-and-coming talent. 16 Augusta St.; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com.

FIRST FRIDAYS

When it comes to creative communities, the Upstate is truly where the art is. One such hub is the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, lodged in an old cloth factory in the Village of West Greenville and open every day but Sunday. The center’s nuts and bolts, or should we say paints and brushes, include a variety of class offerings, rotating exhibitions showcasing area artists, and fabulous studio space, not to mention an active promotion of First Fridays. The first Friday of every month (aptly named, right?), galleries and studios in the Village and across Greenville open their doors (from 6-9 p.m.) for the masses to experience the visionary talents of our visual arts community.


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Main Street’s hub for the performing arts, the Peace Center hosts hundreds of high-profile productions in state-of-the-art facilities. Sprouting from the vision of the Peace family, the center consists of a 2,100-seat concert hall, an accompanying 400-seat theater, and an al fresco amphitheater. Broadway blockbusters to grace the stage have included Hamilton and Come from Away along with award-winning artists ranging from Jerry Lee Lewis to Aoife O’Donovan. The Peace Center is also home to performances by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, and professional companies Carolina Ballet Theatre and the International Ballet, two troupes showcasing the area’s diverse dance talent.

There’s certainly nothing small about this almost century-old institution, which has not ceased to delight and inspire drama aficionados since debuting in 1926. The Greenville Little Theatre masterfully brings Broadway favorites like Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and the ever-fun Legally Blonde: The Musical to the stage in a 571-seat playhouse, along with tribute concerts to musical visionaries like The Beach Boys and The Beatles.

On any given weekday, Greenville citizens turn into celebrities, thanks to the handful of locally operated theaters. Each presents a varied range of compelling dramas, dark comedies, hit musicals, debut plays, and everything in-between. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll wish you’d taken high-school theater more seriously.

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE So named for its location in a converted West End textile warehouse, this award-winning playhouse produces reimagined classics like The Glass Menagerie and progressive pieces like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, all with ingenuity and professionalism. Now in its 45th season, Warehouse sponsors free community forums before certain shows in an effort to promote public discourse while challenging cultural expectations. Warehouse is also home base for performances from Greenville’s GLOW Lyric Theatre, which makes it the best spot to catch an opera, operetta, or cabaret (from Romeo et Juliette to Rent) from this musical fusion performing arts troupe.

CENTRE STAGE No stranger to musical masterpieces, this community stage will have you singing along to all the favorites in your best Jennifer Hudson vibrato. While its productions of Dream Girls and Mamma Mia! are locally lauded, Centre Stage conquers comedy, too, as well as more serious dramas through its Fringe Series. Don’t miss the attribution to local artwork through the lobby’s rotating gallery.

SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE Drama queens and kings of all ages unite at this education-focused theater. With a mission to stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and their families through participation in performance, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre certainly doesn’t kid around. Churning out comedic classics with creative twists like Shrek, the Musical, the SCCT utilizes outreach and education to develop young actors into theatrical professionals.

THE ACADEMY OF ARTS MINISTRIES & LOGOS THEATRE Part ministry part acting troupe, Taylors’ Logos Theatre produces professional-quality dramas and musicals that are highly sought after by Upstate audiences. From holiday shows like Silent Star and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Our Town, The Princess and the Vagabond, and even some original productions, this small-town theater is known for putting out big shows.

SCHOOL-BASED THEATERS Upstate educational institutions Furman University, North Greenville University, Bob Jones University, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities each offer drama programs that produce regular performances. Bob Jones’ highlighted attention to the arts has culminated in notable adaptations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

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or Thomas Strange, the Carolina Music Museum is the natural next step in a musical journey stretching back 25 years. That was when Strange, the museum’s curator, artistic director, and co-founder, began collecting eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pianos. Opened in March 2018, the museum occupies the 1930 Coca-Cola Bottling Company building on downtown’s Heritage Green. Carolina Music Museum comprises two floors of exhibits, the core of which is Strange’s collection of 31 pianos and harpsichords. Larger pieces—harpsichords and grands—fill the first level, while the second floor is devoted to smaller square “people’s pianos,” intended for home use. The upper level will also house rotating exhibits of different types of musical instruments. The first notes of Tom “It’s a museum full of little Strange’s life-long passion treasures, and each one for music sounded at the University of South Carolina, has a story to tell.” when he became transfixed by the music of a clavichord one of his physics professors had built. Now head of R&D for Abbott pharmaceutical company by day, Strange, in his free time through the years, has restored all the instruments in his collection, a feat he partially attributes to his PhD in physics. “People involved in early keyboard restoration tend to have science backgrounds because of the precision, mathematical correlation, and engineering entailed in making these instruments,” he explains. Visitors to the museum can hear recordings of the instruments and are even welcome to tickle the ivories on a Flemish harpsichord Strange built in 1980. A year-round schedule of concerts will allow a maximum of 80 guests to gather around the pianos for an intimate experience of music. Notes Strange, who calls the pieces furniture that sings: “It’s a museum full of little treasures, and each one has a story to tell.”

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A: Corner of Stone and Main: Horizon Records. Go ahead, flip through the album covers. Those vinyl-packed bins smell like memory and nostalgia. Even the new, shrink-wrapped LPs suggest a time-gone-by begging to be written about. Tiny price tags on the used records say Pre-Loved. (Could be the title of your new novel.) Blocked on a story? Go to Horizon, buy an $8 album. Slide it on your turntable. Embrace the scratches. Get magically unblocked. Best people watching in Greenville, there among the vinyl. Hungry? Walk (literally) through the wall to The Bohemian Café. Grab a seat at the bar. Best Cuban sandwich in Greenville. Damn thing is inspired.


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Home to one of Greenville’s most photographed landmarks—the Liberty Bridge and Reedy River Falls—Falls Park is an urban oasis painted by colorful vegetation and lush greenery. These 32 acres also play host to seasonal events throughout the year, including summer’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series.

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The university itself may be private, but Furman invites you to visit their picturesque campus, replete with tranquil lake views (look for the black swan!), their iconic bell tower, and curving trail threads that range from uphill climbs to more manageable terrain.

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he only chugging and puffing you’ll hear on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail these days is that of hard-working cyclists or runners. But years ago, a small railroad fondly nicknamed the Swamp Rabbit, regularly steamed through this former train corridor. Today, the vibrant, 22-mile multi-use greenway connects Greenville with Travelers Rest, winding along the Reedy River, through city parks, and past Furman University. Part sunny, part shady, and especially beloved by kids and pups, the trail is a magnet for visitors and locals alike. You can walk, cycle, or skate the paved pathways, enjoying scenery that ranges from quiet streams to Greenville’s bustling Falls Park on the Reedy. Rent bikes (try Reedy Rides, Greenville B-Cycle, or SRT Bike Shop), bust out your roller blades, or simply set off on a stroll. If you time it right, you can reward yourself with a treat at the conveniently located Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery in Greenville or the Cafe at Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest. Happy exploring!

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Hot dog in your hand, warm breeze in your hair, and one impressive baseball team booking it to home base while the crowd goes wild? Welcome to baseball in Greenville, y’all! As the Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Greenville Drive brings some serious game to Fluor Field at the West End (945 S. Main St.) April–September. Modeled after Boston’s Fenway Park, the charming stadium boasts a fabulous view of the city (especially at sunset!), post-game fireworks, a playground for the kids, a break-dancing mascot (we see you Reedy Rip’It), and the ever-popular Thursday dollar beer night. Watch some of baseball’s fastest-rising, Fenwaybound stars round the bases while you cheer, munch on popcorn, and sing “Sweet Caroline” in the eighth inning, just like they do in Boston. It’s a special ballpark and an all-out good time.

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GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS If you really want to see what’s hopping in Greenville, don’t miss the nonstop adrenaline rush of a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game. Playing in the ECHL’s Eastern Conference, this feisty, professional ice hockey team brings some serious heat to the ice at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N. Academy St.) October–April. Families with little ones might find the free concourse activities at each game—face painting, balloon twisting, carrot chucking, and selfies with Stomper— just as exciting as the hockey down below. After you catch your breath, be sure to grab some team gear from the Hop Shop on your way out. Fantastic ice hockey in South Carolina. Who knew?!

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Whether you call it football or soccer, the World’s Game has come to Upstate South Carolina—and fans here are more than a little fired up about it. Check out rising stars playing for three new Southern amateur soccer teams (Upstate Strikers, Greenville FC, and Spartanburg Sparta), or catch a match from Greenville’s all-new professional team, the Greenville Triumph, debuting this inaugural season in the new USL Division III league! Fun is guaranteed! 66


THAT PLACE: Venture outside the city limits to these just-outside-of-town mainstays with charming and all-together unique downtowns all their own.

Call it TR, like the locals, or call it by its eponymous title—this mountain gateway town is all about recreation and relaxation. While just a quick drive north, Travelers Rest is best entered by bike. Grab a Reedy Rides rental in Greenville and hop on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for a scenic 10-mile trek, which lands you directly in the heart of downtown. Be warned, choosing where to nosh will be the most stressful thing you do all day. Café staples like Tandem Crêperie & Coffeehouse and Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro are excellent side stops, or commit to major munches at Sidewall Pizza or Hare & Field. Browse and brunch at the Cafe at Williams Hardware—they have a great supply of local wares and an even greater chicken salad sandwich—or simply browse the boutiques and antique fronts along Main Street. Gear up at Sunrift Adventures, an outdoor store for the avid explorer, or pop into Goose Feathers for something a little more chic. End the evening at cocktail station Rocket Surgery, or enjoy fine wines at the TR Tasting Room. If you’re enjoying this hometown haven on a Saturday, April through September, the Travelers Rest Farmers Market offers up a local line-up of fresh fare and artisan goods, plus live music to boot. Al fresco adventures include nearby Paris Mountain State Park or the Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve, but if you’d rather relax, book a session at the Crystal Valley Day Spa, or a stay at Hotel Domestique—a luxe hotel with mountain vistas and fresh fare from Restaurant 17.

GREER Railway-town turned manufacturing-hub turned cool-little-place-to-discover, Greer combines vintage allure with modern moxie. Twelve-square blocks of revitalized historic space (termed Greer Station by the natives), downtown is a walkable round-up of boutiques, breweries, and dining establishments. While Los Portales and The Mason Jar are fantastic family fixes, finer diners can appreciate plates at SELECT or The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse. Top off any meal with a cool cone from Abbott’s Frozen Custard—try the chocolate almond—or a shaved ice from Pelican’s Snoballs. Comfy sit-downs include Barista Alley and Stomping Grounds Coffee House—don’t miss the live music—or grab a bottle to go from La Bouteille. Slip into something more comfortable at Smith & James men’s clothing and Southern Sisters Boutique or take a nutritious cooking class at Plate 108 or a crafty home décor-making class

at Aerie Lane. Located west of Main off Poinsett Street, Greer City Park sports plenty of green space for a picnic, plus musical fountains, playgrounds, and walking paths. The park plays host to the Greer Farmers Market, Saturdays May through November, and on a summer night expect to discover live bands and movie screenings. Greer is also the homesweet-headquarters of BMW U.S.A.—stop by the Performance Center for a quick (and we do mean quick!) victory lap.

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SIMPSONVILLE Known as a settle-down kind of town, this suburban hot spot offers a hefty serving of sweet Southern charm. Downtown icons include a historic clock tower and the railroad tracks running parallel to Main Street that pay homage to the area’s mercantile past. Sample Simpsonville’s cuisine scene at comfort food joint Zamorrah’s, or stick to ‘cue classics at Henry’s Smokehouse—you won’t regret eating the mac n’ cheese! Stop along the tracks at Ice Cream Station for a fresh cone, then roam through retail staples like Pink Owl Boutique, Carolina Olive Oil, antique haven Bennett & Sons, and Joanna Gaines-inspired Mason & Magnolia. Saturday nights at Sweet Sippin’ are good for a glass and a laugh at their comedy acts, or enjoy a cool craft beer at Rail Line Brewing. A few blocks away, children of all ages and abilities can kid around at the newly minted Simpsonville City Park—think zipline, walking trails, and ADA-inclusive equipment. Home to outdoor entertainment venue Heritage Park Amphitheatre, Simpsonville’s an ideal spot to catch an award-winning artist or fun festival. If you’re looking for some local luxuries, home candles from The Barn at Post Oak make great gifts, Koinophobic Boutique houses area artisans, or you can stamp your farm-to-table card at Stella’s Southern Bistro. Not to be left out, Simpsonville has its own open-air farmers market held on in-season Saturdays in the heart of downtown.

Whether it’s the great outdoors, oneof-a-kind eateries and boutiques, timeless antiques or just a quiet escape, Travelers Rest has it. Just minutes from downtown Greenville and easily accessed via the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, “TR” has emerged as one of the region’s favorite day-trip destinations. From our bustling Main Street to the nearby state parks, we invite you to explore Travelers Rest and get in your element!

F O U N TA I N I N N Whether you’re passing through or looking to branch out, the city of Fountain Inn is located east of Simpsonville (which is east of Greenville), and it has an expanding selection of offerings, including a Growler Haus (with trivia, taco Tuesday, and live music), The Ice Cream Fountain, a combo donut/ice cream shop, and a performing arts center that serves as a hub for community and creativity.

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Rainbow Falls This impressive, 100-foot waterfall is aptly named for the Technicolor display of its pounding spray against granite boulders. The Rainbow Falls Trail is an attainable but intense 5-mile hike that is dogfriendly (on a leash, of course), and popular with families, bird-watchers, and amateur nature photographers. Start out from Jones Gap State Park and pack a lunch to enjoy along the way. You won’t be disappointed!


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MAY 10-12 ARTISPHERE PRESENTED BY TD BANK With a colorful array of vibrant visual and performing virtuosos, amazing culinary experiences, and one-of-a-kind stage acts, it’s no wonder this nationally recognized arts bash is toasting 15 years of Main Street magic! Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to the West End; artisphere.org

JANUARY JANUARY 10-20 RESTAURANT WEEK SOUTH CAROLINA Take your taste buds on a 10-day, Southern-style journey throughout some of the Palmetto State’s most tantalizing culinary destinations! Various South Carolina restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 23 CARDBOARD REGATTA You might not be sailing the high seas, but there are troves of treasure to be won during this DIY boat race. Greenville County Aquatic Complex; 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

MARCH MARCH 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & IRISH FESTIVAL With a little luck (and a lot of green beer) you, too, can be Irish for a day. Sláinte! NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568; nomasquare.com

MARCH 17 RETURN TO THE GREEN IRISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL Even if green’s not really your color, you’ll want to get in on all the (free!) fun at Greenville’s longest-running Celtic celebration. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; 864.525.8319; returntothegreen.wordpress.com

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MARCH 6-10 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE (SEC) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP This post-season basketball tournament showcases preeminent athleticism, energy, and fun for athletes and fans alike. Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N. Academy St.; secsports.com/championship/ womens-basketball

APRIL APRIL 6 IMAGINE UPSTATE FUELED BY SCANSOURCE Ready to let off a little STEAM? These innovative exhibits, entertaining showcases, and interactive learning demonstrations are the perfect formula! Main St., Downtown Greenville; 864.386.3498; imagineupstate.org

APRIL 13-14 USA TRIATHLON, 2019 DUATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP No qualifying required, but the competition is fierce for the three different duathlon

distances included in this event, which invites athletes to run, and bike some of the area’s most beautiful places—be it for pure fun, or to vie for the title of National Champion! Lakeside Park; 1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont; teamusa.org/ USA-Triathlon/Events/NationalChampionships/2019/2019Duathlon-National-Championships

APRIL 7 SHALOMFEST

of art into incredible view, with passionate instrumentals, actor portrayals, and stunning imagery. Bob Jones University; 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1372; livinggallery.bju.edu

MAY MAY 3-4 PELHAM MEDICAL CENTER GREER FAMILY FEST

There’s a latke fun waiting for you at the region’s only Jewish cultural festival—and we’re not just talking about the matzo balls. Temple of Israel; 400 Spring Forest Rd.; 864.292.1782; templeofisrael.org/shalomfest

This area favorite commemorates 35 years of family fun with even more exciting additions to its popular KidsZone, Restaurant Row, and entertainment lineup. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com/greer-family-fest

APRIL 11-13 ALBINO SKUNK SPRINGSKUNK MUSIC FEST

MAY 4 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL & COUNTRY FAIR

There’s April showers…and April Skunk. This springtime staple rocks hard with artisan crafters, diverse musical talent, and yep, camping. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

APRIL 18-20 LIVING GALLERY 2019: “SOMEWHERE FOREVER” With life-sized recreations of artistic masterpieces, the Living Gallery brings timeless works

Darling of many a dessert, the strawberry now has its own festival, jam-packed with live performances, crafts, and berry good eats. Slater Hall; 5 Whitney St., Slater; upstatestrawberryfestival.com


MAY 31 BREW IN THE ZOO MAY 4 PRIZE GRAND second place REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY You’re not quack-ing up. Those are thousands of yellow rubber duckies racing down the Reedy River. First to the finish line wins the grand prize! Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.420.1052; reedyriverduckderby.com

MAY 16-20 THE GREEK FESTIVAL Come for the baklava; stay for the folk dancing, unique marketplace browsing, and nuggets of knowledge about Greenville’s Orthodox community. St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Elford & Townes Sts.; 864.233.8531; greekforaday.com

MAY 21-26 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY HOLSTON GASES Diamond days are here again! This sixday, NCAA tournament brings the Southern

Raise a glass of local lager with a bunch of wild things after hours at the Greenville Zoo. Humans have opposable thumbs for a reason, right? Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

MAY-AUGUST UPSTATE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA Straight from the Globe Theatre to Falls Park on the Reedy, even the Bard himself would give a standing ovation to these al fresco performances. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com/season/ upstate-shakespeare-festival

JUNE JUNE 14-23 CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY ALIVE FESTIVAL: IT’S REVOLUTIONARY! A handful of history’s most influential figures—Alexander Hamilton, Malcolm X, Jackie Kennedy, and more—take the stage to share stories that shaped history. Various Locations; 864.244.1499; greenvillechautauqua.org

JUNE 20-23 SUMMER ON AUGUSTA The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up! Join neighborhood businesses in welcoming the season with festive block parties and cookouts. Southern tomato pie, anyone? Various Augusta Street Locations; 864.325.6534; onlyonaugusta.com

JULY JULY 4 WELLS FARGO RED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVAL Close out your Independence Day with a bang at one of South Carolina’s largest fireworks displays! Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to Augusta Rd.; events.greenvillesc.gov

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SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 6 SIPPIN’ SAFARI It’s a jungle out there, but a glass of wine helps. Uncork an epicurean expedition that includes sips, samples, and zoo strolls. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

TRAINS, TRAINS, AND MORE TRAINS All aboard! Get ready to conduct your own loco(motive) adventure, and enjoy interactive layouts, operational steam engines, and exhibits. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; cityofmauldin.org/ trains-trains-and-more-trains

AUGUST 8-18 RESTAURANT WEEK GREENVILLE

SEPTEMBER 7 & 21 WAGGIN’ @ THE WATERPARK

Vegan dishes? Romantic interlude? Rooftop dining? No matter what you’re looking for, these local eateries have you covered with curated menus at an incredible value. Various Greenville-Area Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweekgreenville.com

Bring your furry friend (big or small) to bid farewell to the dog days of summer with a splash! Discovery Island Waterpark & Otter Creek Waterpark; 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville & 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

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MAY 24-25 GALLABRAE—THE GREENVILLE SCOTTISH GAMES Put a little wind in your bagpipes (and under the ol’ tartan) this Memorial Day Weekend! The Upstate goes Highlands for two lively days of traditional matches, Celtic tunes, and the Great Scot! parade. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Downtown Greenville; gallabrae.com

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INDIE CRAFT PARADE A new venue means more space to house this emporium of artisan wares that range from ceramics to jewelry, woodcuts to paper goods. Southern Bleachery Marketplace at Taylors Mill; 232 Mill St., Taylors; indiecraftparade.com

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SEPTEMBER 19-22 EUPHORIA Dig into the South’s premier celebration of all things edible. With the help of esteemed cuisiniers, skilled sommeliers, crafted tastings, and guest musicians, this ultimate foodie weekend will satisfy each of your five senses. Various Greenville Locations; 864.233.5663; euphoriagreenville.com

SEPTEMBER 20-21 MAULDIN BBQ COOK-OFF Vinegar veteran? Or staunch mustard supporter? No matter your taste, there’s plenty to pig... er...pick from at the best BBQ competition around! Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.335.4862; mauldinbbq.com

OCTOBER OCTOBER 3-5 ALBINO SKUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL Pitch a tent on SkunkFarm and spend the weekend immersed in food truck fare, homespun wares, and eclectic music acts. Skunk on! 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

OCTOBER 3-5 NOMA SQUARE OKTOBERFEST Don’t get your lederhosen in a twist. There’s enough beer steins, bratwurst, and oompah music to go around! NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568; nomasquare.com

OCTOBER 5 AUNT HET FESTIVAL Since 1983, the Aunt Het Festival has channeled smalltown charm into a full day’s schedule of soap box derbies, car shows, and crafts. Fountain Inn Activity Center; 610 Fairview St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org

OCTOBER 5 GET OUT! GREENVILLE The great outdoors never looked so good! Check out the athletic demos, recreational exhibitors,

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games, and trail races to kickstart your own adventure! Conestee Park; 840 Mauldin Rd.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

MID-OCTOBER COUNTYBANK GREER STATION OKTOBERFEST Bratwurst, knackwurst, and pretzels—oh my! Get your fill of German cheer (and beer) while the oompah band plays on. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com

OCTOBER 11 ARTOBERFEST Shop for a cause! The crafty exchange also features artisan food and live music; proceeds from each small brand good supports the Shriners Hospitals. Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro; 6809 State Park Rd.; Travelers Rest, 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com/artoberfest

OCTOBER 18-20; 25-27 BOO IN THE ZOO Treat your pint-sized Spider-Man or mini-mermaid to over 20 stations of the sweet stuff, plus the chance to meet some of their favorite characters! Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

OCTOBER 19 EURO AUTO FESTIVAL Warning: Your automotive envy might spike to unsafe levels. Rev your motor alongside other vehicular enthusiasts with sleek car shows, industry experts, and more. Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center and the Preserve at Verdae; 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.802.5300; euroautofestival.com

THE NESS FEST Taking the holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, NESS Fest encompasses a variety of fitness classes, mindful education, and nutritious food concepts. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; 864.326.5359; thenessfest.com

OCTOBER 24-26 ENCHANTED FOREST You’re bound to cross paths with fairytale friends like Shrek, Snow White, Robin Hood, and Sleeping Beauty while trick-or-treating in these woods! Pavilion Recreation Complex; 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

LATE OCTOBER HALLOWEEN AT HERITAGE PARK A spooktacular time is in store at this free community event, where bouncy inflatables, games, and goodies await your arrival. Heritage Park; 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 1-3 REEDY REELS FILM FESTIVAL Regional independent filmmakers make their silver screen debut at the Peace Center, showcasing a collection of animated works, short cuts, and student films. Gunter Theatre; 300 S. Main St.; 864.810.0022; reedyreels.com

NOVEMBER 7-16 NEW SOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL Knock, knock. Who’s there? Nearly 300 masters of sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy ready to tickle your funny bone, that’s who. Various Locations; 864.256.1467; newsouthcomedy.com

NOVEMBER 9-10 OPEN STUDIOS Get a rare glimpse at what goes on behind the curtain when local visual artists


NOVEMBER 22-JANUARY 20 UNITED COMMUNITY BANK ICE ON MAIN Grab a piping hot cocoa and hit the ice to show off your most Olympic-worthy moves. Sparkly spandex not required. Village Green, Downtown; 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; iceonmain.com

GREENVILLE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Kegs from across the country will be on tap for your tasting pleasure at Fluor Field, in addition to live music, and an education in ale. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; greenvillecraftbeerfestival.com

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at four downtown lodging establishments. Select Downtown Greenville Hotels; 864.255.1040; stfrancisfoundation.com/events/ festivaloftrees.aspx

DECEMBER 7 SAFARI SANTA St. Nick himself has absconded down South, and he’s brought milk and cookies! Wonder where he put Rudolph… The Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467-4300; greenvillezoo.com

DECEMBER 7 POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS PARADE If you’re looking to jump-start the good ol’ fashioned family Christmas, don’t miss these decked-out floats, marching bands, and other yuletide fun. Downtown Greenville; Main St. from Augusta Rd. to Washington St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

DECEMBER 1-31 BON SECOURS FESTIVAL OF TREES With a little holly and whole lot of jolly, area organizations and businesses vie for the title of best-dressed evergreen

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JUNE 3-9 BMW CHARITY PRO-AM PRESENTED BY SYNNEX CORPORATION Thousands of celeb spotters (amidst all of the golf fans) flock to a four-day meeting on the greens, where amateur players tee off with pro partners to raise vital funds for area philanthropic organizations. Various Greenville-Area Golf Courses; bmwcharitygolf.com

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invite you into their intimate workspaces. Various Greenville Artists’ Studios; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com

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OCTOBER 11-13 FALL FOR GREENVILLE ‘Tis the season to be falling—for Greenville, that is. You just can’t beat this Upstate staple’s stacked slate of artists, gourmet how-to’s, kiddie activities, and a variety of savory cuisine. Downtown Greenville; Main St. from North St. to Augusta Rd.; fallforgreenville.net

DECEMBER 14 THE VERY MERRY LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TRAILBLAZER PARK Give those hardworking elves a break and shop local for unique gifts crafted by regional blacksmiths, potters, candle makers, jewelers, and more. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark. com

INDIE CRAFT PARADE HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP Forget the whole making-a-list thing. This temporary retail merchant has all the handmade gifts you need to spread some cheer! indiecraftparade.com

CHRISTMAS AT THE CITY OF GREER A traditional tree-lighting ceremony kicks off one merry weekend, which also features breakfast with Santa, and a downtown parade. Downtown Greer; 864.968.7004; cityofgreer.org

HOLIDAY FAIR Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or just trimming the tree, you’re bound to find something spirited at the award-winning Holiday Fair. Greenville Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; holidayfairgreenville.com

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MAY 1-29 & SEPTEMBER 4-25 FIDELITY INVESTMENTS MOONLIGHT MOVIES A picnic basket and a shareable blanket is all you need to cozy up under the stars during downtown’s seasonal film screenings. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; events. greenvillesc.gov

THURSDAYS MARCH 21-AUGUST 29 PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS DOWNTOWN ALIVE It’s not quite the weekend yet, but who’s counting? The Metropolitan Arts Council’s weekly Thursday music festival featuring local bands boasts over 45,000 fans annually. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

MAY 23-AUGUST 1 MUSIC BY THE LAKE A serene lakeside amphitheater sets the scene for enjoying a plethora of contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, and Broadway tunes in the summertime twilight. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2086; furman.edu/ summermusic

OCT 3-31 BLUEGRASS & HARVEST MARKET Thursdays in October, BYO lawn chair or blanket to enjoy farmers market and food truck fare, arts, crafts (including craft beer and wine!), and bluegrass music in an open-air amphitheater. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; trailblazerpark.com/ bluegrass-and-harvest-market

FRIDAYS MARCH 22-SEPTEMBER 27 GREENVILLE HERITAGE MAIN STREET FRIDAYS No Friday is complete without a few beer trucks, rockin’ musical performances, and a play zone to keep the little ones busy. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FIRST FRIDAYS Walk, crawl, and stroll your way through a number of galleries and studio spaces for an authentic regional arts experience. Open Houses at Area Artists’ Studios and Galleries; 864.325.4445; firstfridaysgreenville.com

SATURDAYS MAY 4-OCTOBER 26 TD SATURDAY MARKET Rise and shine! The early bird always gets the best deals on fresh, organic produce, baked delicacies, dairy products, and other goods. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Washington St. to Court St.; saturdaymarketlive.com

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A sit-down with local (and longtime) chef Teryi Youngblood Musolf to gather her in-the-know info on how to eat your way around Greenville

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Between her job at The Cook’s Station and caring for her two children, it’s a rare night when Teryi and her husband, Chef Steven Musolf, Culinary Director for Andy O’Mara’s restaurant group (which includes Sidewall Pizza, Rocket Surgery, and Monkey Wrench), are able to go out on the town. “We do try to go to lunch on Mondays because that’s the day Steven is off,” Teryi says. “And we almost always choose an ethnic restaurant.”


MEET TERYI YOUNGBLOOD MUSOLF, who grew up just down the road from Greenville in neighboring Easley, South Carolina. As a girl, long before Greenville’s food scene was even a glimmer in the nation’s eye and years before the Food Network craze, Teryi whetted her appetite for cooking by watching Julia Child and Jacques Pépin on television. Fast forward 20-some odd years: All of her time spent cooking alongside her mother and grandmother gave her a confidence in the kitchen that would eventually lead to her becoming one of Greenville’s most beloved daughters of the dining scene.

Teryi took to the restaurant kitchen like shrimp to grits.

Although it took her a decade (post-college) to seek a job in the culinary arts, Teryi took to the restaurant kitchen like shrimp to grits. In 2000, Rodney Friedank, the Corporate Executive Chef for Greenville’s Table 301 restaurant group, offered her a job as pastry chef at Soby’s on the Side (now Table 301 Catering & Kitchen). She jumped at the chance, and worked there more than 10 years, during which time Teryi estimates she made some 10,000 white-chocolate banana cream pies— Soby’s signature dessert, and certainly still worth seeking out, even if Teryi isn’t the one making it.

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She’s spent time in some of the city’s most recognizable kitchens, including as Executive Chef of Passerelle Bistro, a chic French cafe with an outdoor patio that overlooks Falls Park on the Reedy—a dream come true for the former pastry chef with a penchant for French cuisine (maybe still channeling her inner Julia!). Most recently, Teryi was named a Chef Ambassador for South Carolina, and now she finds work-life balance in her job at The Cook’s Station, which allows her to connect with her culinary fans through cooking classes. Even with the kitchen mostly in her rearview mirror, Teryi sees the Greenville food scene as headed in a delicious direction, explaining that the city is continuing to expand its culinary mind and grow its collective palate. The food scene’s expansion beyond downtown, along with tremendous diversity in eateries, is also trending positive, she explains. And her prediction for the next phase: “More specialty food stores in Greenville.” For her, and for many other chefs, feeding Greenville has always been about much more than the food. “You are creating memories when you cook,” Teryi offers, explaining, “There’s so much emotion attached to food.” With so many dining options in Greenville today and even more on the way, the menus and memories now stewing in kitchens throughout the area are sure to satisfy—and then some. 78

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BLUE RIDGE CREAMERY

SWAD RESTAURANT

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JIANNA

SIDEWALL PIZZA

HERE ARE SOME OF TERYI’S GO-TOS AROUND TOWN FOR FABULOUS FOOD: BRUNCH

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“The cocktails are phenomenal, and for brunch, the fried chicken and biscuits with jerk-spiced gravy is my favorite dish.” 164-D S. Main St., Travelers Rest; rocketsurgery54321.com

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“My brunch go-tos are the sweet potato pancakes and Gramma’s Revenge [the restaurant’s kicked-up version of fried chicken and waffles].” 2537 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; southernculturekitchenandbar.com

CAFÉS AND COFFEE SHOPS

DUE SOUTH COFFEE

“Their coffee is the favorite of all the coffees I’ve had. I just love the experience of it.” 1320 Hampton Ave., Ext. 4B; duesouthcoffee.com

GREENFIELD’S BAGELS & DELI

“On Friday during the school year when I take [my daughter] Sophia to school, I treat myself to breakfast at Greenfield’s: a jalapeño bagel with olive cream cheese, double-toasted.” 101 Verdae Blvd.; greenfieldsbagelsanddeli.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE & GROCERY

“This place has local on lock-down, and I love the butcher shop. With all their community events, this café is like a little town hall.” 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; swamprabbitcafe.com

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SIDEWALL PIZZA

“It’s always Sidewall for pizza for us [since Steven works for the restaurant group that owns Sidewall]. Their secret crust recipe and fermentation method give the crust amazing character and texture. I love their ice cream. It’s not a custard base; it’s mostly milk, and they always have a dairy-free option.” 35 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; sidewallpizza.com

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“I love to sit at the bar and eat oysters.” 207 S. Main St.; jiannagreenville.com

“Chef Nick Graves is one of Steven’s protégés; he is skilled and passionate.” 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; restaurant17.com

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HANDI INDIAN CUISINE

“I could eat this fresh lunch buffet every single day. The carrot pudding (gajar ka halwa) is to die for.” 18 N. Main St.; handiindiancuisine.net

SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE

“I have to have my Indian food, and Saffron is my choice if I’m on Woodruff Road.” 1178 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 16; saffrongreenville.com

SWAD RESTAURANT

“They have some of the best samosas I’ve ever had. They’re so big, I could make a dinner out of them.” 1421 Laurens Rd., Ste. A

JAPANESE

PURPLE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO & SUSHI

“This is my go-to for sushi. It’s where Steven and I had our first date, so it has sentimental meaning. I like a roll with a little bit of everything in it, and I always have four pieces of nigiri, usually hamachi.” 933 S. Main St.; purplesushibar.com

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BASIL THAI CUISINE

THAI JING

“I go for the Pad Kee Mow [flat rice noodles stirfried with tomato, onions, bell peppers and basil].” 9 N. Laurens St.; eatatbasil.com/greenville

“This place is a hidden gem of flavor on East North Street.” 3795 E. North St.; thaijinggreenville.com

PLANT-BASED FARE

FARM FRESH FAST

SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY

“They serve really good, clean, locally sourced food, and it’s just around the corner from work, so it’s convenient for lunch during the week.” 860 S. Church St.; eatfarmfreshfast.com

“If I could, I might eat there every day; the zucchini noodle Pad Thai [Zoodles] is my fave.” 2 W. Washington St.; southernpressedjuicery.com

FARMERS MARKETS

ADAM’S MOBILE MARKET

TD SATURDAY MARKET

“I love Adam’s when I can catch it. He makes a sweet potato dish that is so good, it’s ridiculous.” adamsmobilemarket.com

“This market is close to my heart. I’ve watched—and participated in—its growth from a tiny downtown market into the flourishing abundance it is now. What a way to spend a Saturday morning! I especially love the fall market.” Main St. at McBee Ave.; saturdaymarketlive.com

RETAIL SHOPS

BLUE RIDGE CREAMERY

THE COOK’S STATION

“I love the cheese that Christian [Hansen] makes. My favorites are the Jocassee Tomme and the Blue Ridge Blue.” Christian sells his cheese at the TD Saturday Market as well. 14 Blue Ridge Dr., Travelers Rest; blueridgecreamery.net

“They have everything you need: appliances, grills, Le Creuset [cast-iron cookware], knives, gadgets, aprons, table settings, cookbooks, classes. Within the next year or so, expect that list to grow to include fresh foods and other fun stuff!” 659 S. Main St.; thecooksstation.com 79


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WALKS OFF MAIN:

Gateways to History

Just beyond the white-light district (but still in downtown) lies a treasure trove of discoveries

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t’s easy to fall in love with Greenville. Main Street will quickly cast its spell as you stroll along the wide, tree-shaded sidewalks lining both sides of the two-lane street. Storefront after storefront invites you in to discover what unique merchandise, services, artwork, or great food awaits inside. Though there’s plenty to keep you occupied along the city’s main artery, make no mistake—there are all kinds of surprises waiting just a short walk away. Put on that FitBit, Garmin, or Apple Watch and explore some of the lesser-known gateways that will introduce you to even more of what this alluring city has to offer.83


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(1.8 miles from first to last stop) Now turn right on Academy Street and walk a few hundred yards to one of the oldest houses in Greenville. The Kilgore-Lewis House (c.1838) is a beautiful reminder of how our city’s pioneers lived in the early 1800s. You can explore the house at your own pace and be sure to notice the great original wall planks and flooring as well as some period furniture. Before you leave, stroll through the beautiful gardens on the property (also a backyard wildlife habitat). Head back up Academy toward Main St. and on your right, you’ll see what was Greenville’s first city park more than a century ago. Today McPherson Park has a fun little BYO-clubs-and-balls mini-golf course, a playground, and tennis courts.

BEGIN: NOMA SQUARE While visiting the North Main (NoMa) area, it’s easy to be drawn south following the hustle and bustle of shops and restaurants. Instead, pivot and wander north. As you approach Academy St., notice the beautiful stone architecture of Trinity Lutheran Church (built in 1914) on your left.

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When you reach the corner, stop into the American Legion War Museum and peruse the fascinating displays of military and personal artifacts that tell stories of military heroism and valor ranging from the Revolutionary War all the way through the Iraq Wars.

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If you want something with a little more bite, take a few steps over to The Community Tap, where you’ll find great selection of local beers. It’s likely that one of the yummy local food trucks will be parked next door, so don’t miss that chance for an on-the-go snack.

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Now you’re in the East Park Historic District, filled with dozens of great examples of 1920-30s Craftsman-style houses. Go north up Rowley Street to satisfy your search for curb appeal. When you hit Stone Ave., turn right and you’ll soon see We Took to the Woods on your right, a carefully cultivated shop and a great spot to pick up something Southern and special for your dog sitter or significant other. 1,872 STE PS

If you’re ready for an adventure, stroll a few blocks up Stone Ave. and discover one of the coolest “hidden” activities in town; an oldschool, rope-pulled boutique bowling alley called Stone Pin Company. Though the style of bowling may be a throwback, the trendy, rehabbed warehouse is totally current with great food and drink menus.

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Great options to finish your evening walk are just around the corner—go left on Wade Hampton Blvd. In the Stone Avenue Plaza—in one of the few triangular-shaped buildings in town—you can get a custom-brewed coffee and pastries at the popular 101 Espresso Bar.

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(1.5 miles ... and the last half mile to the historic district is suggested for more serious walkers!) BEGIN: HYATT REGENCY GREENVILLE If you’re staying (or starting) at the Hyatt Regency, go west a few short blocks on College St. to Heritage Green. As you walk past Café and Then Some, make sure to check the marquee and see what’s being performed during your stay. This hilarious food and comedy show venue has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for decades, and the talented troupe of players is sure to tickle your funny bone. As you continue up the street, look over to your right and you’ll catch a glimpse of the beautiful St. George Orthodox Church (built in 1993-95). Inside, a stunning collection of icons and mosaics adorn the walls and ceiling. The church’s peak season is when it turns Greenville into Greekville for the Greek Festival, hosted annually in May.

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After you cross Academy St., Heritage Green will be on your immediate right. See p. 16 in our downtown story for the scoop on all that this urban cultural campus has to offer.

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By now you must be hungry, but fear not! Go a little further up Buncombe St. and you’ll find the irresistible Buttercream Bakehouse…a delightfully indulgent local pastry/bakery/coffee shop. The challenge here is narrowing down your choices to just a few of their tasty treats.

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folks at the Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast and check out the charming rooms that make them one of the city’s favorite B&Bs.

Though it’s a slightly busier thoroughfare, diverting south on Main St. will let you swing left onto E. North St. (if you can make it without stopping at Southern Tide on the corner first).

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You’ll need some energy for your journey, so stop into Maple Street Biscuit Company on the right-hand side of the street. Go ahead and order a pecan biscuit and a coffee, and don’t resist the temptation to taste-test their creative biscuit sandwiches.

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Continue up E. North to the corner of Church St. Across the street and you’ll see the oldest church in downtown Greenville—Christ Church Episcopal. Built in 1854, CCE is the only downtown church with a graveyard. Vardry McBee, affectionately dubbed “The Father of Greenville,” is buried here while inside, stunning stained glass windows are highlighted by an original (and magnificent) Tiffany.

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Keep going up Pettigru St. to Boyce and take a right. Now, prepare to immerse yourself in Civil War history at the Museum & Library of Confederate History. It’s halfway up the block on the right, and worth every step. Be sure to track down the very rare Morse Carbine rifle (the first gun to use a center fire bullet) produced for Confederate soldiers right here in Greenville.

After enjoying the churchyard—be sure to ask if they’re running a tour during your visit—head up E. North one block and take a right turn on Broadus Ave. As you enjoy your walk along the street, make note that just one block over (on Manly St.), Eugenia Duke started her cottageindustry sandwich-making business (later becoming Duke’s Sandwich Co. and Duke’s Mayonnaise, yes, THAT mayo you buy at the supermarket). The last house on the left at Pettigru St. was built in 1900 and is regarded as the most impressive Victorian home in the Pettigru Historic District. Alexander Graham built the house from successful textile investments like the Huguenot Mill on the Reedy River (now part of the Peace Center complex).

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Completing the triangle of this slice of Greenville is Joe’s Place, for music, books, wine, coffee, and more.

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As you enter Falls Park on the Reedy from S. Main St., you are entering into the “birthplace” of Greenville. Cherokee Indians found the river a great fresh water source (starts from a spring seven miles up-river in Travelers Rest), as well as a fertile area for hunting. Our first colonial settler, Richard Pearis, put a home near Reedy River Falls around 1769 and began harnessing the waterpower of the river with a grist mill on the bank. A foundation wall from an early-1800s grist mill stands along the sidewalk under the Liberty Bridge (likely the oldest ruins in downtown Greenville).

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Continuing down the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail you’ll go along the river and past stunning historic homes. Soon you’ll enter into Cleveland Park, full of children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, open fields, and another war memorial. Finish your journey with a leisurely visit to our Greenville Zoo on the border of the park, off to the left.

Keep walking down river, and just as you pass under the Church Street road bridge you’ll enter a stunning new addition to our city’s array of world-class green spaces: Cancer Survivors Park. A true grassroots effort has seen many thousands of private funds come in from supportive citizens. Wandering off to the right up the wooden boardwalk will give you some great views from above. Continuing over the footbridge gives you a nice aerial view of the river and takes you up to the pavilion where beautiful details abound.

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Going “off the path” about 40 yards just across Woodland Way (to the left) will take you into one of the most beautiful pocketparks in town, Rock Quarry Garden. What started out as Vardry McBee’s rock quarry in the 1800s (where the stones originated from his grist mills on the Reedy River Falls) has been transformed into an oasis complete with manicured lawns, a stone-lined stream, a rock bridge, and a waterfall.

Most visits to this area will draw you up the hill/walkway to RiverPlace. However, journeying downhill toward the bend of the river will bring you to some of Greenville’s most beautiful hidden gems. The path you are on is called the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and is a reclaimed railway line that goes for dozens of miles up and down the Reedy corridor. Just beyond the bend of the river in Falls Park you’ll come upon the second waterfall (the lower falls). It’s not as high as the upper falls, but if you explore near the water you’ll see ruins of the next phase of Greenville’s harnessing of the river power…its textile industry.

STOP 2: LOWER FALLS

Exploring farther down the trail will soon bring you to the Major Rudolf Anderson Memorial. Anderson was a Greenville native who went on to fly airplanes to defend our country in several wars. The F-86 Sabre jet on display is very similar to what he flew in the Korean War.

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Staying in Style:

THE NOBLE DOG HOTEL

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oing on vacation has a downside when it means leaving your four-legged friend behind. One way to alleviate your guilt is to book a stay for your pup at the Noble Dog Hotel in Hampton Station, located in Greenville’s Water Tower District. Offering the equivalent of a five-star hotel for dogs, Noble Dog has a staff person on-site 24/7 to allay any worries you have about leaving your precious pet. Creature comforts while boarding include a raised plush sofa bed in the junior suites, daytime playtime in the fitness center, and webcams in each private suite, so you can see what your dog is doing any time of day (there are webcams in the play areas too). Pup parents can add on luxe amenities such as chef-prepared room-service items (think doggie ice cream, a Noble burger, or a yogurt cup), one-on-one playtime, and a 20-minute walk. The ultimate in canine accommodations is the Hampton Penthouse Suite, which comes with its own twin-sized bed, a private chef, and evening story time (really!). Noble Dog Hotel caters to your pup with a variety of services in addition to doggie daycare and boarding. At the Noble Spa, Rover can relax with treatments ranging from a “pawdicure” to a luxury bubble bath. Noble Etiquette provides one-on-one training, either at someone’s home or at the hotel itself. All dogs are required to be current on vaccines and have a temperament assessment prior to daycare or boarding. Noble Dog will do the assessment; all you have to do is leave your dog for a free half-day at the hotel. The open floor plan in the indoor climate-controlled fitness center allows staff to customize the play spaces (up to six of them) depending on the number and size of dogs present on any given day. Each area is supervised during playtime. If you have an older dog or one who’s recovering from surgery, you can purchase a day pass that includes a stay in a private suite with slow-paced walks and one-onone time with a staff member at no additional cost. 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 8; 864.412.5222; nobledoghotel.com

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rom Maltese to Mastiffs, Greenvillians are dog-wild for their canine companions. Just take a look downtown, and you’ll see pups with their peeps strolling through Falls Park on the Reedy, on Main Street, along RiverPlace, and everywhere in-between. Your pampered pet can find gourmet treats in a variety of shops downtown and beyond, and can fetch a drink at water bowls set outside many of the retailers along Main Street. When hunger sets in, the city offers more outdoor restaurant patios that welcome well-behaved pooches than you can shake a stick at, so there’s no excuse not to bring your best furry friend along for an al fresco meal. Outdoor spaces abound in Greenville, beginning with Falls Park on the Reedy, a great place to see the falls while your four-legged friend checks out all the new sights and smells. From the park, you can pick up the 22-mile GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Beyond downtown, hiking trails thread the area’s many state parks reaching north into the Blue Ridge foothills. Pick an easy, flat trail or, if you and your pup are up to it, challenge yourself to a steeper climb and take in the sweeping mountain views. Let the pups stay with you or send your fur-baby on vacation while you’re on vacation!


GOES TO THE DOGS EVENTS

PARKS & TRAILS

YAPPY HOUR AT NOMA SQUARE – The patio of the Hyatt

Looking for prime places to walk with Rover in the great outdoors? Look no further than these lovely parks and paths.

Regency Greenville hotel facing Main Street, NOMA (NOrth MAin) Square is one of the largest public plazas in downtown Greenville, and hosts a regular schedule of free outdoor events. Dog fanciers favor the second Wednesday of the month, when they can bring their canine companions to the square for Yappy Hour. Live music, yummy Yappetizer specials from the Hyatt’s Roost Restaurant, and complimentary puptinis are on tap—as is a cash bar.

FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY – Recreational

darling of downtown, this 32-acre park claims the Reedy River Falls as its natural showpiece— best viewed by the one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge that overlooks them. Paths connect to Cleveland Park, the city’s largest greenspace. fallspark.com

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SHOPS THE BARKERY BISTRO – Find wholesome, all-natural

food for your dog and cat at this family-owned pet bakery/ boutique on Augusta Street. Treat your pup to a cool new collar and some organic, wheat-free, gourmet treats from the bakery case. The Barkery also offers full-service dog grooming. 2123 Augusta St., Ste. B; 864.236.1503; thebarkerybistro.com

PAW PAWS USA – What began

as a wholesale line of custom dog beds and ribbon-faced collars, leashes and harnesses, has expanded into a retail store in the West End. Drop by to pick up a plastic pool and some doggie ice cream for those dog days of summer. 651 S. Main St., Ste. B; 864.605.7297; pawpawsusa.com

PAWS & CLAWS – Dogs and

cats get equal attention at this pet store in the Shops at Capers Place. If your pup needs a quick bath and

*No pets at the market, but they are made in the shade on the patio here, water bowls provided

** Keep in mind, while taprooms allow dogs inside, our breweries generally limit them to the patio

WANT MORE? No need to beg. Dog Culture GVL is here to fetch the connections that canines (and their owners) crave – from Montessori-style doggie daycare to a spot for Fido’s first birthday fiesta. Dog Culture is a locally owned operation and an easy way for visiting owners to get plugged into the pooch circuit. Visit dogculturegvl.com for more information.

you don’t have time to schedule a grooming, check out the shop’s DIY dog wash. 1803 Augusta St., Ste. C; 864.242.3738; www.pawsandclawsaugusta.com

RESTAURANTS, BARS & BREWERIES BREWERY 85 – Located on

Greenville’s Eastside, Brewery 85 goes the extra mile in making pups feel at home. In addition to allowing dogs, they host a monthly Yappy Hour ($10 fee includes beer and pizza) that benefits the Greenville Humane Society. 6 Whitlee Ct.; 864.558.0104; brewery85.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY – This café and grocery

sponsors a multitude of community events, from family dinners to dance parties in the space outside the expanded café. And when they say “family,” they mean the family dog too. 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

UNLEASHED DOG BAR – Get

unleashed at Greenville’s first completely dog-friendly bar. Your pup can romp with his buds in the partially covered outdoor fenced play area (rules apply) while you enjoy a brew and watch your favorite team on TV. 69 Rocky Slope Rd.; 864.558.0060; theunleasheddogbar.com

favorite of cyclists and runners, the 22-mile multi-use greenway is also a great place to take your pup for some fresh air and exercise. Follow the northern spur from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest, and stop for an IPA at Swamp Rabbit Brewery (26 S. Main St.), where Rover is welcome too. greenvillerec.com/ghs-swamprabbit-trail

LAKE CONESTEE NATURE PARK – At the southernmost end of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, this wildlife sanctuary lays out more than 400 acres of wetlands, forests and trails. If Fido wants to play unleashed, the nature park contains a dog park too. lakeconesteenaturepark.com

PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK – Water dogs will fancy a

swim in (or walk around) one of the four lakes and ponds at Paris Mountain State Park, seven miles north of downtown Greenville. For four-legged land lovers, 15 miles of hiking trails thread the woodlands. southcarolinaparks. com/paris-mountain

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hether you’re a speed demon seeking the ultimate thrill, or a family in search of a quiet nature walk, Greenville provides the perfect recreational backdrop. The area is a natural paradise, with moderate temperatures year-round and weather that welcomes outdoor adventures. No matter what the season, each day presents opportunities for exploration that can set the heartrate soaring, or simply produce a sun-soaked smile. Dozens of lakes, hundreds of trails, and countless destinations await the outdoor enthusiast, and most excursions sit just a stone’s throw from the heart of downtown. Let’s head out and explore!

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WHAT’S MORE YOUR SPEED?

ADRENALINE RUSH: • Raft the Chattooga River • Dive Lake Jocassee • Hike Table Rock • Cliff jump at Lake Keowee • Pump up Paris Mountain • Zip across the Green River Gorge

CRUISIN’: • Canoe Lake Robinson • Bike the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail • Paddleboard Lake Saluda • Hike riverside at Jones Gap • Pedal boat at Pinnacle Lake • Walk to Issaqueena Falls

SUPER CHILL: • Give thanks at Pretty Place • View the overlook at Caesars Head • Gaze at the animals at the Greenville Zoo • Fish at Lake Cunningham • Picnic at Campbell’s Covered Bridge • Sunbathe at Lake Hartwell Fishing at Jones Gap State Park

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PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK JONES GAP STATE PARK 2401 State Park Rd., Greenville

• 1,540 acres of parkland near downtown Greenville • 4 park lakes plus a swimming area • 6 picnic shelters • 15 miles of hiking and biking trails

303 Jones Gap Rd., Marietta • 3,964 acres • 2 scenic waterfalls • 60 miles of hiking trails

• 1 fish hatchery and trout pond

CAESARS HEAD STATE PARK 8155 Geer Hwy., Cleveland

• 7,467 acres with 18 primitive, backcountry campsites • 420-foot cascading waterfall, Raven Cliff Falls (plus five other wateralls!) • Sept. 1-Nov. 30, home to a migration of thousands of hawks


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COAST ALONG/ DRIFT AWAY

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES: From mellow to mad-intense, this outfitter just across the North Carolina border offers everything from swimming hole hikes to waterfall rappelling and lots of options in between (think ziplining, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding, to name a few). Closed November-March. 111 E. Main St., Saulda, NC; greenriveradventures.com

OTTER CREEK/DISCOVERY ISLAND/ 7TH INNING SPLASH: Cruise the lazy rivers, curly slides and splash pads at Greenville County’s three waterparks. Open MaySeptember, each is filled with amenities and boasts its own distinct personality. 101 Darby Rd.; 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville; 1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont; waterparks.greenvillerec.com

WILDWATER CHATTOOGA – RAFTING & CANOPY TOURS: Attack some of the most challenging whitewater in the Southeast on the Chattooga River, including Bull Sluice and Five Falls, or take flight and soar through the Blue Ridge Escarpment on 11 ziplines and multiple bridges. 1251 Academy Rd. S-37-14, Long Creek; wildwaterrafting.com

STANDSTILL/ REST AND RELAXATION

PRETTY PLACE: One of the most-visited outdoor chapels in the Southeast with a spectacular view of Standing Stone Mountain at both sunrise and sunset. 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland; campgreenville.org/pretty-place

POINSETT BRIDGE/CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE: Enjoy a brisk walk through the 120-acre Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve to visit what is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in the state. 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., Travelers Rest; greenvillerec. com/parks/poinsett-bridge Roll out a picnic blanket (or a yoga mat!) at Campbell’s Covered Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. 171 Campbell Covered Bridge Rd., Landrum; greenvillerec. com/parks/campbells-covered-bridge

GREENVILLE ZOO: Giant anteaters, baby orangutans, and some of the most-viewed Masai giraffes in the world! Get up close with animals large and small at this popular 14-acre attraction in the heart of downtown. 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; greenvillezoo.com

Paddle vs. Pedal

Work up a sweat, while getting wet. • Paddle Along: Kayaks and canoes are both welcome on Lake Robinson, an 800-acre slice of heaven in Greer. An easy-access boat ramp is located at the J. Verne Smith Recreational Area; no swimming allowed. • Paddle Away: Blue heron, beavers, and deer are often visible from standup paddleboards (SUPs) on Lake Saluda, 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. Rentals available $30/ two hours through UpstatePaddleBoard.com. • Pedal Away: Sit and cruise Pinnacle Lake on pedal boats inside Table Rock State Park $7/half hour, March 1 – the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Pinnacle Lake at Table Rock State Park

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK DEVILS FORK STATE PARK 108 Residence Dr., Sunset

161 Holcombe Cir., Salem

CROFT STATE PARK

450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg

• 1,000 acres

• 9,000-acre Lake Jocassee

• 7,054 acres

• 5 picnic shelters

• 1 boat-in campground/accessible only by boat

• 165-acre Lake Craig

• 5.5 miles of hiking trails • 14 sites for tent camping

• 59 standard campsites for tents or RVs • 20 lakeside villas

• 20 miles of equestrian trails • 20 miles of biking trails

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Rise and Falls

From the towering peaks of the Blue Ridge, to churning pools beneath powerful waterfalls, the Upstate area presents breathtaking highs and lows. Visitors don’t even have to leave town to spy the mesmerizing Blue Ridge Mountains, as they fill the horizon from any elevated-point in Greenville. But a trip wouldn’t be complete without viewing at least a few peaks in person:

1. CAESARS HEAD OVERLOOK: View Table Rock Reservoir, Campbell Mountain (2589 ft.) and Stool Mountain (2600 ft.) GET THERE: 0.3 mile-walk at Caesars Head State Park off US Hwy. 276.

The Blue Ridge Escarpment, which includes northern Greenville County’s Caesars Head State Park and the Blue Wall Preserve near Landrum, is home to more than 50 waterfalls, and its diverse watershed ecology supports 40 percent of the state’s rare plant species. South Carolina’s portion of the Southern Blue Ridge is home to many rare animal species, including wood frogs, native brook trout, peregrine falcons, and numerous reptiles.

1. RAVEN CLIFF FALLS:

2. BALD ROCK HERITAGE RESERVE: Granite outcrop, revealing stunning views of two counties: Greenville and Pickens. GET THERE: Pull-off located on US Hwy. 276, 2.1 miles north of SC Hwy. 11.

3. TABLE ROCK: Don’t get too close to the edge on this 2000-foot-high granite dome that overlooks Greenville County and beyond. GET THERE: Pulse-raising 7.2-mile trail begins within Table Rock State Park, off SC Hwy. 11.

4. OSCAR WIGINGTON OVERLOOK: Panoramic view of northeastern Oconee and northwestern Pickens Counties. GET THERE: 25 miles north of Walhalla on SC Hwy. 413, within Sumter National Forest.

420 feet down Raven Cliff Mountain. GET THERE: 2.2-mile hike at Caesars Head State Park

2. STATION COVE FALLS: 60 feet down Station Mountain. GET THERE: 0.5-mile hike from the trailhead across from Oconee Station State Historic Site.

Digging for History Greenville has thrived by embracing the heritage, culture, and traditions of its people, starting with the area’s earliest inhabitants. Artifacts, even fossils, give a glimpse of eras long gone. Did you know the first vertebrate fossils recorded in North America were found in South Carolina? Nowadays, you don’t have to be an archeologist to unearth the state’s intriguing past and customs.

3. ISSAQUEENA FALLS: 200 feet down Stumphouse Mountain. GET THERE: Short walk at Stumphouse Tunnel Park on SC Hwy. 28.

4. LOWER WHITEWATER FALLS: 200 feet down in the Jocassee Gorges Area. GET THERE: 2-mile hike from Bad Creek Visitor Center.

• TOP SOIL: Upcountry History Museum/Step inside this modern facility to discover the ancient history of South Carolina’s 15 counties comprising the Upcountry region. 540 Buncombe St.; upcountryhistory.org • MINERAL MATERIAL: Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy/Look down upon the Reedy River just as frontiersman Richard Pearis (the moniker for Paris Mountain and the state park) did in 1754, when first trading with the Cherokee Indians. 601 S. Main St.; fallspark.com • BEDROCK: Bob Campbell Geology Museum/Encounter some of the extinct species that once roamed our local land, from the Columbian Mammoth to the Pelagornis sandersi—a flying bird the size of a small plane. 140 Discovery Ln., Clemson (University); clemson.edu/ public/geomuseum

The base of Rainbow Falls

COOL OFF!

›› SWIM: LAKE KEOWEE

›› DIVE: LAKE JOCASSEE

›› SUNBATHE: LAKE HARTWELL

›› FISH: LAKE CUNNINGHAM

Local lakes host a wide variety of water-based activities, from shoreline sun-bathing to heart-pounding cliffjumping. Some are small, day-use only destinations, while others to the west of Greenville are among the largest in the state and may take a few days to fully discover. Grab your towel and go!

Nothing beats the crystal, blue-green water of this 18,500-acre lake. Swimmers delight in bobbing on rafts at Waterfall Cove and flying through the air at Jumping Rock. Want a little privacy? Moor your boat at any of the lake’s 71 islands.

Venture below the water-line of this pristine Appalachianfed body of water for a surreal, other-worldly view. Divers can explore the old Mount Carmel Baptist Church cemetery, featured in the movie Deliverance, before the Keowee River tributaries were dammed in 1973.

Simply looking to dip your toes in the water and soak up some rays? Hop on I-85, and head for Sadlers Creek or Lake Hartwell State Parks, both on Lake Hartwell. This huge 56,000-acre lake and recreational wonderland forms part of the border between South Carolina and Georgia.

An abundance of fish, especially largemouth bass, fill this 376-acre beauty, three miles north of Greer. A public park off State Highway 101 has a fishing pier, playground equipment and boat ramp. (Boating permit required – 10 hp limit; no swimming allowed).

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!R lling !Al ng With its diverse terrain, top-of-the-line shop support, and resident Tour de France front-man George Hincapie, Greenville has developed quite the reputation with cyclists. Whether you’re a retired pro rider, a recreational cyclist, or fresh off training wheels, there’s a suitable and scenic route to ride that will provide memories for a lifetime. EASY RIDER: The 22-mile long GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, once a railroad corridor, is one of Greenville’s most popular recreational options. With easy-access entry points, water stops and restrooms, rolling (or strolling) along the paved path is a captivating way to explore the landscape, from Travelers Rest into downtown Greenville, through Cleveland Park and beyond. A second, southern section of the SRT provides offshoots to traverse inside Lake Conestee Nature Park.

Gran Fondo:

HAMMERING: Each month, more than a dozen local cycling clubs spin down local roads with shifters clicking and gears shifting. Favorite thigh-burning rides include a benchmark trip up Caesars Head, and a gut-busting climb up Sassafras Mountain (the highest point in SC). Interested in a group ride, or multi-day tour? Swing by one of the local shops or touch base with GreenvilleSpinners.org. Other road bike options include guided, luxury 4- and 7-day rides with Trek Travel at trektravel.com/region/south-carolina.

Italian slang for “Big Ride,” join Greenville’s adopted son and world-class cyclist, George Hincapie for a Gran Fondo. Each year, the Tour de France vet rounds up his professional cycling friends and celebs as well as several hundred other riders on his training routes through the Blue Ridge Mountains. hincapie.com/granfondo

Bikeville: Not sure you remember how to ride? Grab a bike at any of Greenville’s BCycle stations, the foundation of Greenville’s bike-share program. Bright green and gray docking stations can be found at spots all over town, including the Greenville Zoo, Hughes Main Library at Heritage Green, and Fluor Field at the West End. greenville. bcycle.com

IN THE DIRT: The Upstate region has become a hotbed for mountain biking, with dozens of trails that start just beyond the city limits. The JFA Trail at Pleasant Ridge County Park in Slater-Marietta is recommended for beginners. Experienced riders will want to head for nearby Paris Mountain State Park, with extreme thrillseekers pedaling north of the border for Pisgah National Forest or DuPont State Forest.

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›› PINEY MOUNTAIN

›› MOUNTAIN GOAT CAFÉ & BAR:

›› FREELOADER BREW:

Fourteen beers on tap, rotating food trucks, and a pump track out back. Near the base of Paris Mountain State Park.

Before you head for the hills, plan a pit stop at Mountain Goat Cafe & Bar, a unique place for bikers to fuel up on coffee (or beer), stockpile some baked goods (or bike parts), or even expand their cycling skills (sign up for a clinic with one of their pros).

Located inside Free Hub Bicycles, this gathering spot for our community of cyclists serves Methodical Coffee and Thomas Creek Brewery beer.

20 Piney Mountain Rd.; pineymtb.com

120 Shaw St. mountaingoatgvl.com

1616 Woodruff Rd., Ste. E; freeloaderbrew.com

BIKE LOUNGE:


Art Crossing Studios • Downtown Greenville • • Nestled along the Reedy River off of Main Street • A dozen local collectable artists • Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm @ArtCrossingSC | www.ArtCrossingGreenville.com 101 Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail 97


VOLLEYBALL COURT

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FISHING

GRILLS

PICNIC SHELTERS

HIKING TRAILS

WALKING TRAILS

BIKING TRAILS

ATHLETIC FIELDS

GREENVILLE CITY ADDRESS

TENNIS

For even more information on these area parks and others, see attractions on p. 111.

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BONUS PARK FEATURE

Cancer Survivors Park 52 Cleveland St. 6.5 • • Access to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail Cleveland Park E. Washington & Cleveland Park Dr. 122 • • • • • • • • • Fitness trail with workout stations BYO BALL AND CLUB Croft Park 116 Croft St. 1.3 • MINI GOLF Croftstone Park 118 Broughton Dr. 2.5 • • Ella Mae Logan Park Howe St. & Francis St. 0.8 • • McPherson Park Falls Park on the Reedy S. Main St. and Falls Park Dr. 32 • • • Gatlin Park 2 Sylvan Dr. 1.4 • Gower Estates Park 24 Evelyn Ave. 21 • • • • • • 9-hole • Features an M60 Army tank Hessie T. Murrah Park 211 Overbrook Rd. 2.3 • ONLY REMAINING Holmes Park 111 Holmes Dr. 9.5 • • • 9-hole • COVERED BRIDGE Kiwanis Park Augusta St. & Blythe Dr. 3 • • • IN THE STATE OF SC Legacy Park 336 Rocky Slope Rd. 21 • • • • • • • (DATES 1909) The Children’s Garden 423 E. Park Ave. 2.4 • Lots of fun for the TO little ones @ Linky Stone Park Campbell’s Mayberry Park 70 Mayberry St. 4.7 • • Covered Bridge McKoy Park 19 Afton Ave. 0.9 • • McPherson Park 100 E. Park Ave. 12.5 • • • • • BYO ball and club mini golf Newtown Park 15 Cagle St. 2.4 • • • North Main Park N. Main St. & Ashley Ave. 5.2 • • • BIKE SKILLS FLOW Partridge Lane Park Across the street from 30 Partridge 2.2 Ln. & Boxwood Ln. intersection PARK Pedrick’s Garden Located along Vardry Creek, Gateway Park at Falls Park in conjunction with Falls Park 2.7 Pinckney Fludd Park 400 Pinckney Fludd Park 0.4 • • • Railroad Mini Park 32 Becker St. 1 • • Rock Quarry Garden McDaniel Ave. and Sherwood St. >1 OLDEST SURVIVING Rockwood Park 398 Meyers Dr. 1.6 • • • BRIDGE IN THE Skyland Park 37 Skyland Dr. 0.9 • • Timmons Park 121 Oxford St. 26.6 • • • • • • 18-hole STATE OF SC University Park 101 Brookside Cir. 5.3 • • • (DATES TO 1820) Viola/Thompason 218 Viola St. 1.7 • Poinsett Bridge Gardner Park Waco Childress Garden 201 E. Stone Ave. 0.5 Watts Park 210 Cleveland St. 0.7 West Washington Park W. Washington Park 1.1 • • •

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Conestee Park and Butler Springs Park 301 Butler Springs Rd. 10 • • • • • • Pelham Mill bridge Parkin Campbell’s Covered Bridge 171 Campbells Covered 17 Only remaining covered Bridge Rd., Landrum the state of SC (dates to 1909) Cedar Falls Park 201 Cedar Falls Rd., Fountain Inn 95 • • • • • Conestee Park 840 Mauldin Rd. 55 • • • • • • • Conestee dog park David Jackson Park 25 Fowler Rd., Taylors 50 • • • • • HOME TO East Riverside Park 1155 S Suber Rd., Greer 36 • • • • • 7TH INNING SPLASH Gateway Park 115 Henderson Dr., Travelers Rest 15 • • • • • • • Bike skills flow park WATERPARK Herdklotz Park 126 Beverly Rd. 17 • • • • • • • Lake Conestee Nature Park 601 Fork Shoals Rd. 400 • • • Lakeside Park Lakeside Park 1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont 99 • • • • • Home to 7th Inning Splash Waterpark Lincoln Park 169 Harnitha Ln., Taylors 11 • • • • • • Loretta C. Wood Park 10270 Augusta Rd., Pelzer 244 • • • Northside Park 101 W. Darby Rd. 46 • • • • • • • Home to Otter Creek Waterpark HOME TO Oak Grove Lake Oak Grove Lake Rd. 17 • OTTER CREEK Pelham Mill Park 2790 E Phillips Rd., Greer 13 • Pelham Mill Park dog park WATERPARK Piney Mountain Park 501 Worley Rd. 8 • • • • • Northside Park Pleasant Ridge Park 4232 Hwy 11, Marietta 240 • • • • • • • Poinsett Park 5 Pine Forest Rd., Travelers Rest 4 • • • • Poinsett Bridge 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., 120 • Oldest surviving bridge in the state Travelers Rest of SC (dates to 1820) Riverbend Equestrian Park 175 Riverbend Rd. 66 • • • Horseback riding HOME TO Shoeless Joe Jackson 406 West Ave. 8 • • • • DISCOVERY ISLAND Memorial Park Southside Park 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville 66 • • • • • Home to WATERPARK Discovery Island Waterpark Welcome Park 5 York Dr. 5 • • • Southside Park Westside Park 2700 W Blue Ridge Dr. 45 • • Home to Greenville County Aquatic Complex

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TABLE ROCK

Carolina on High An entryway for the 80-mile Foothills Trail, Table Rock State Park, named for the towering flat-top mountain within its boundaries, boasts more than 3,000 acres of protected mountain country, an old-fashioned swimming hole, campsites and cabins, and it plays host to an old-fashioned bluegrass jam at the end of each month. Culture and nature converge here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 100


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AMERICAN BURGER CO. Hand-formed patties are cooked to order in the style of the roadside burger stands of yesteryear. Pick your favorite toppings and wash it all down with a thick, creamy milkshake. • 301 E. McBee Ave.; 864.509.0088; americanburgerco.com; $

THE ANCHORAGE This eclectic neighborhood restaurant located in the Village of West Greenville specializes in expertly crafted small plates, esoteric wines, and craft cocktails. • 586 Perry Ave.; 864.219.3082; theanchoragerestaurant.com; $$ D

ARTISAN Pecan-crusted trout and shrimp and grits number among the tempting items on the menu of the dining room at the Greenville Marriott. • One Parkway East; 864.297.0300; artisangreenville.com; $$

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BISTRO 45 CAROLINA FRESH

Focusing on fresh regional products from SC growers and producers, the Hilton Greenville’s restaurant menu highlights the likes of cedar-roasted salmon and a flame-roasted bone-in pork chop. • 45 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc.hilton.com; $$

CALIFORNIA DREAMING RESTAURANT

For generous portions, reasonable prices, and fresh American cuisine head to California Dreaming for a laid-back night out. Entrées range from baby back ribs to fresh seafood and pasta. • 40 Beacon Dr.; 864.234.9000; californiadreaming.rest/location/greenville-sc; $$

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

American favorites on the menu, 20 TV screens, and a rooftop bar make Carolina Ale House a family-friendly place to enjoy a burger while you root for your favorite team. • 113 S. Main St.; 864.351.0521; carolinaalehouse.com; $$

CRAFT 670 RESTAURANT & BAR

Set inside the airy atrium of the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, the rebranded Craft 670 Restaurant serves up a contemporary take on Southern-inspired dishes. • 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.9090; embassysuitesgreenville.com; $$

FARM FRESH FAST

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Owner Jonathan Willis is passionate about eating healthy, so he sources his products from area fields to star in dishes such as juicy burgers, seasonal stir fries, and farm-fresh salads. • 860 S. Church St.; 864.518.1978; eatfarmfreshfast.com; $

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FOOD & DRINK

The menu changes daily at this neighborhood eatery, a go-to on Augusta for more than 20 years. Locals in the know drop in on Wednesday nights for the crab cake special. • 1818 Augusta St., Suite 116; 864.242.0316; augustagrill.com; $$$ D


with broccoli salad and a biscuit. • 615 S. Main St.; 864.298.0005; fallscottage.com; $

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NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE

Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, and lunch on Saturday, this downtown café’s featured wines and refined menu items prove a perfect pairing. • 211 E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com; $$$

FORK & PLOUGH

When the owners of Upstatebased Greenbrier Farms team up with Chef Shawn Kelly, the result is a daily-changing menu of scrumptious farm-fresh fare. • 1629 E. North St.; 864.609.4249; forkandplough.com; $$

NOSE DIVE

This upscale gastropub has been reinvented with windows that open onto Main Street, and Crafted bar upstairs. Dishes like crispy cured duck breast have kicked up the menu of urban comfort food. • 116 S. Main St.; 864.373.7300; thenosedive.com; $$

FOXCROFT WINE CO.

In a lovely renovated downtown space, lined with shelves of wine bottles and a barrel-vaulted ceiling, this new wine bar offers a full menu to complement its nearly 1,000 wines. • 631 S. Main St., 864.906.4200; foxcroftwine. com/greenville; $

GRILL MARKS

Imaginative burgers and milkshakes—including spiked versions—take center stage at this Main Street eatery. The vibe is casual, and the prime people-watching from the patio can’t be beat. • 209 S. Main St.; 864.233.5825; grillmarks.com; $

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Mary’s Restaurant at Falls Cottage overlooks picturesque Falls Park on the Reedy

INK N IVY

Tattoo-inspired artwork decorates the walls of this three-level restaurant, which is crowned by a terrific rooftop deck. From chipotle lime chicken to maple-glazed salmon, delectable American food fills the menu. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville. inkanivy.com; $$

The popular Main Street burger joint brings its cooked-to-order Angus beef patties and marvelous milkshakes (with housemade Madagascar vanilla ice cream) to the Eastside at its Haywood Mall satellite. • 700 Haywood Rd.; 864.288.5202; Freaks-Ahoy grillmarks.com/haywood; $

HAPPY + HALE

FreakShake from Grill Marks

Customers share communal tables while they nosh on healthy salads and bowls at this casual downtown spot. Breakfast items such as avocado toast and a scrambled-egg wrap are available all day. • 600 S. Main St., Suite 101; 864.252.4270; happyandhale.com; $

LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER

Next door to the Peace Center, Larkin’s spotlights Prime steaks and fresh seafood to complement the Reedy River view. Check out the new snack menu, served from 2pm to 5pm. • 318 S. Main St.; 864.467.9777; larkinsontheriver.com; $$$ R

ATTENTION HUNGER: HIT THE ROAD!

Get your motor running and fuel up on some gratifying goodness at these mobile eateries.

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Chef Nick Graves’s skillfully prepared seasonal cuisine (think charred miso short ribs with bamboo rice grits) combine with gorgeous mountain views at Hotel Domestique, owned by cyclist George Hincapie. • 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1254; restaurant17.com; $$$ D R

LIBERTY TAPROOM & GRILL Steps from Fluor Field, Liberty Taproom lays out a lively ambience in which to chow down on tacos, burgers, pizza, and your favorite brews before or after a Greenville Drive game. • 941 S. Main St.; 864.770.7777; we.libertytaproom.com; $

ROOST RESTAURANT

LTO BURGER BAR More than 25 beers on tap, milkshakes, and one-of-a-kind burgers (think duck with bacondate jam and kohlrabi slaw) draw diners in. Vegan and vegetarian burgers are also available. • 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.214.1483; ltoburgerbargvl.com; $

MARY’S RESTAURANT AT FALLS COTTAGE Mary Jones serves comfort food for lunch and weekend brunch in an 1893 cottage bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. Regulars favor the hot chicken salad, served

THE CHUCK TRUCK Some days nothing hits the spot like a classic burger and fries, but don’t be fooled: the fare from this truck is far from ordinary. facebook.com/daveschucktruck

The Hyatt Regency’s soil-to-city restaurant shines a light on local ingredients. Snag a seat at the Kitchen Counter to watch the chefs, or perch on the outdoor patio overlooking NOMA Square. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.298.2424; roostrestaurant.com; $$

SOBY’S NEW SOUTH CUISINE

Fusing Southern recipes with contemporary flair, Soby’s offers new twists on old favorites. Cornmeal-dusted frogs’ legs and seared mountain trout with Carolina Gold rice will give you the idea. • 207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; sobys.com; $$$ D R

SOUTHERN CULTURE KITCHEN AND BAR

Priding itself on made-fromscratch Southern cuisine at down-home prices, Southern

CLUCK, SQUEAL AND FRIENDS Specializing in well...basically all the meats, this truck’s food is inspired by its owner’s Iowa roots. Despite that, don’t forget to try the crab rangoon! facebook.com/clucksquealfriends


Culture features everything from buttermilk-brined fried chicken (served on a cornbread waffle) to catfish étoufée. Enjoy live music Friday through Sunday. • 2537 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.552.1998; southernculturekitchenandbar.com; $$ D

STROSSNER’S BAKERY & CAFÉ Long a sweet Greenville tradition, Strossner’s serves up hot breakfasts and homespun lunch fare. Locals come here for the bakery’s enticing array of European-style cakes, cookies, breads, and other desserts. • 21 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.233.3996; strossners.com; $

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STAX OMEGA DINER AND BAKERY This family-owned diner has been a Greenville favorite since 1988. No wonder, with comfort food like a roasted half chicken, hand-pressed burgers, and sweets from Stax Bakery next door. • 72 Orchard Park Dr.; 864.297.6639; staxs.net; $

STELLA’S SOUTHERN BISTRO Chef/owner Jason Scholz skillfully interprets Southern cuisine using products from local farms. Delicious results yield Carolina coast fish specials and a grilled Heritage Farms pork chop with twice-baked cheddar grits. • 684-C Fairview Rd., Simpsonville; 864.757.1212; stellasbistro.com; $$$ R

TUPELO HONEY Southern spirit infuses the menu at this restaurant tucked back on ONE City Plaza. Ask for a fluffy house-made biscuit to accompany your entrée (think sweet-tea-roasted chicken and blackberry habanero ribs). • 1 N. Main St.; 864.451.6200; tupelohoneycafe.com/location/ greenville; $$

SULLY’S STEAMERS Tupelo Honey

BAKERIES & CAFÉS BISCUIT HEAD

Scratch-made biscuits with a flight of three gravies is the way to get your biscuit fix at this popular breakfast place, run by a husband-and-wife team from Asheville, North Carolina. • 823 S. Church St., #200; 864.248.0371; biscuitheads.com; $

CAFE AT WILLIAMS HARDWARE Open for lunch daily and breakfast on weekends, this down-home spot resides in a former hardware store. Don’t miss the cool shop up front that stocks South Carolinamade items. • 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7888; cafeatwilliamshardware.com; $

Carolina breakfast chain. If you’re in a hurry, pick up one of Famous Toastery’s hot or cold Grab-and-Go options. • 104 S. Main St., Suite 105; 864.509.0093; famoustoastery.com/location/ greenville-sc; $

RAINER’S CAFE + BAR

A bevy of sandwiches come with small-batch sides in an inspiring space adorned with the work of local artists. From Thursday to Saturday nights, Rainer’s next-door bar is a laid-back place to hang. • 610-A S. Main St.; 864.232.1753; rainerscafeandbar.com; $

RUNWAY CAFE

THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE BAKERY & CAFÉ

Inside M. Judson Booksellers, Chocolate Moose bakes dreamy desserts daily from scratch. Check their website for the menu of seasonal cupcake flavors, which changes with each day of the week. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.232.2121; thechocolatemoosesc.com; $

Watch the planes take off and land at Greenville Downtown Airport while you savor burgers, wraps, salads, and soups. The kiddos will go for the fried Oreos for dessert. • 21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.991.8488; runwaycafegmu. com; $

FAMOUS TOASTERY GREENVILLE

Mornings in Greenville recently got brighter with the addition of this North

Everything comes on a fresh-made bagel at this casual downtown eatery. Once assembled, sandwiches are steamed in order to soften the bagel and fuse the flavors deliciously together. • 6 E. Washington St.; 864.509.6061; sullyssteamers.com; $

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY

Drive, or better yet, ride your bike to this bakery/café/grocery on mile 31.3 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for sandwiches, pizza, and smoothies made from ingredients grown on local farms. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com; $

UPCOUNTRY PROVISIONS BAKERY & BISTRO

Husband-and-wife-chefs Steve and Cheryl Kraus run this bakery and sandwich shop in Travelers Rest. It’s worth the drive for freshbaked breads and pastries, terrific sandwiches, and the killer chocolate brownies. • 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com; $

BARBECUE LOCAL CUE LLC

Wings, ribs, and pulled pork come with a rainbow of barbecue sauces, from South Carolina gold to Alabama white. Wash it down with a craft beer, then challenge your friends to a game of pool, foosball, or darts. • 30 Orchard Park Dr., Suite 7; 864.288.6873; localcue.com; $

THE GRAVY TRAIN

THE PIG TRUCK

WE GOT THE BEETS

For when your belly needs a little warming up, this food trailer serves Canadian-style poutine (fries, cheese and gravy) with a Southern twist.

No butts about it...if you’re hankering for some great BBQ you’re in truck…er, luck. A must-try is their pulled bacon, a unique and popular menu feature.

Looking for something a little less indulgent but still packed with flavor? Check out Greenville’s first plant-based vegan food truck.

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Named for its erstwhile signature dish and set inside the Westin Poinsett hotel, Spoonbread’s high-ceilinged dining room makes an elegant spot for a leisurely lunch or Sunday brunch with the family. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700; marriott.com/ hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/ gspwi-the-westin-poinsettgreenville; $


YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES MAC’S SPEED SHOP

Known for its Carolina barbecue, Mac’s diverse menu includes pork, chicken, and brisket paired with Southern comfort sides such as mac n’ cheese, hush puppies, and cheddar grits. • 930 S. Main St.; 864.239.0286; macspeedshop.com/ greenville-sc; $

SMOKE ON THE WATER

If smoked meats—prime rib, brisket, baby back ribs, and pulled pork—are your thing, head for Smoke on the Water. And save room for the Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. • 1 Augusta St., Suite 202; 864.232.9091; saucytavern.com; $$

SMOKY DREAMS BARBECUE AND CATERING

Located at the corner of Woodruff Road and Highway 14, this barbecue spot smokes their pulled pork, chicken, and ribs daily. Sides such as sweet vinegar coleslaw and sweet potato crunch come with each entrée plate. • 2131 Woodruff Rd.; 864.627.4227; smokydreamsbbq.com; $

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – MAIN STREET

Memphis-style hickory-smoked ribs, wings, and barbecue come with a side of friendly customer service at the downtown location of this barbecue favorite that is open for lunch and dinner. • 1 S. Main St.; 864.331.7427; stickyfingers.com; $$

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – WOODRUFF ROAD

Like its downtown sister, Sticky Fingers on the Eastside is famous for “fall-off-the-bone delicious” ribs, wings, and pulled-pork barbecue, all cooked over hickory wood. Southern sides round out the meal. • 3 Market Point Dr.; 864.458.7427; sticky fingers.com; $$

COFFEEHOUSES, TEA BARS & JUICERIES COFFEE UNDERGROUND

Locals frequent this subterranean coffeehouse for its breakfast and lunch fare, homemade desserts, and coffee roasted on-site. In the

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evening, Coffee Underground stages improv comedy, indie films, and a full bar. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.298.0494; coffeeunderground. info; $

KUKA JUICE

Named for Kukamama, the Andean goddess of health and joy, Greenville’s first cold-pressed juicery touts the benefits of fresh juices and nut milks. Raw vegan items provide the food options. • 580 Perry Ave.; 864.905.1214; kukajuice.com; $

O-CHA TEA BAR

Name a color of tea leaves (white, black, green) and you’ll find it at this little tea bar at RiverPlace. For something different, try a refreshing frozen fruit bubble tea. • 300 River St., Suite 122; 864.283.6702; ochateabaronline.com; $

PORT CITY JAVA

From freshroasted coffee and espresso to milkshakes and beyond, Port City Java offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages. Try the tasty wraps for breakfast and lunch. • 11 S. Main St.; 864.250.9040; portcityjava.com; $

SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY Fresh-pressed organic juices, smoothies, and chef-prepared vegan snacks are de rigueur at this juicery in the ONE complex downtown. Ask the staff to personalize a juice cleanse for you. • 2 W. Washington St.; 864.729.8626; southernpressedjuicery.com; $

SPILL THE BEANS

A unique and innovative coffeehouse and creamery that is committed to the smoothest coffee and premium customblended ice cream. The two offer a creative combination and can be found in a relaxing, welcoming environment bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. • 531 S. Main St.; 864.242.6355; stbdowntown.com; $

TANDEM CRÊPERIE AND COFFEEHOUSE

Husband-and-wife team Brad and Kristen Hartman pair sweet and savory crêpes with pour-over and batch brews at their cozy crêperie and coffeehouse just off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. • 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.610.2245; tandemcc.com; $

DELIS & MARKETS RICK’S DELI & MARKET

Top-notch deli sandwiches, salads, and hot daily specials combine with beer and wine at this comfortable downtown deli. The expanded dinner menu includes crab cakes, chicken piccata, and herb-encrusted salmon. • 101 Falls Park Dr. 864.312.9060; rickerwins.com/ deli-and-market; $

TABLE 301 CATERING & KITCHEN

This delicious deli and bakery around the corner from Soby’s New South Cuisine caters to breakfast and lunch in its renovated space. Try one of the seasonal chef’s special sandwiches. • 22 E. Court St.; 864.271.8431; table301catering.com/kitchen; $

TWO CHEFS

In their spacious digs at the corner of Main St. and Stone Ave., Two Chefs features made-to-order sandwiches and salads, plus soups, carry-out entrées, and an expanded market section. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 107; 864.370.9336; twochefscafeandmarket.com; $

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INTERNATIONAL THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ

Adjoining Horizon Records, The Bohemian goes eclectic with its global menu of dishes such as Tau Kwa tofu and Indonesian rendang curry. Locals love the Bloody Mary bar for Sunday brunch. • 2-B W. Stone Ave.; 864.233.0006; thebohemiancafe.com; $$

CANTINA 76

Hang out at Cantina 76 for signature tacos, Mexican-inspired favorites, and handcrafted margaritas. This casual, independently-owned restaurant is located in ONE City Plaza. • 103 N. Main St., #101; 864.631.2914; cantina76.com; $

CRÊPE DU JOUR

For a taste of France, start your day at the marble counter with a sweet crêpe and a café au lait. At dinnertime, pair chicken and mushroom crêpes with truffle au gratin potatoes. • 20 S. Main St.; 864.520.2882; $

HANS & FRANZ BIERGARTEN This red brick German eatery resides in a former mill building on the Eastside. Beer and brats


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IRASHIAI

Tasty Japanese food and friendly service mark this Greenville stalwart. Try the mussels yaki, New Zealand mussels cooked under the broiler until golden-brown and topped with the house cream sauce. • 115 Pelham Rd., #26; 864.271.0900; irashiai.com; $

JIANNA

Located on the second floor of Falls Park Place with its wraparound balcony, Chef Michael Kramer’s Italian restaurant stars pasta made in-house daily, a selection of oysters, and Italian-inspired cocktails from the bar. • 600 S. Main St.; 864.720.2200; jiannagreenville.com; $$

JĪ-RŌZ

A taste of Greece comes to downtown Greenville at this striking restaurant in the form of Mediterranean mezé, Greek cheeses, traditional Greek dishes, in-house charcuterie, plus Greek beer and cocktails. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 100; 864.373.9445; jirozgreenvillesc.com; $

THE LAZY GOAT

Nibble on Mediterranean small plates (harissa-spiced hummus, crispy Brussels sprouts) at this riverside restaurant. For larger appetites, the menu cites a selection of pizzas, pastas, and the signature Lazy

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LIMONCELLO

The latest from the Larkin’s group, Limoncello pays homage to both of its owners’ Italian roots with housemade pasta and limoncello, plus treasured family recipes for meatballs and stuffed shells Bolognese. • 401 River St.; 864.263.7000; limoncellogvl.com; $$

LUNA ROSA – GELATO CAFÉ

In their new Main Street space, which includes a 10-seat bar, Luna Rosa has branched out from gelato and Italian comfort food at lunch. They now offer a separate dinner menu and craft cocktails. • 123 S. Main St.; 864.241.4040; lunarosagelato.com; $

PAPI’S TACOS

At this little “taco truck without wheels” on the banks of the Reedy in RiverPlace, Jorge “Papi” Baralles whips up authentic tacos, tortas, salsas, and dips using family recipes. • 300 River St., Suite 123; 864.373.7274; eatpapistacos.com; $

PASSERELLE BISTRO

Set in Falls Park on the Reedy, Passerelle makes the perfect perch for an alfresco meal, while thyme and lavender-scented lamb shank and mussels with saffron, tomatoes, and espelette pepper bring the flavors of France to the plate. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.509.0142; passerelleinthepark.com; $$ R

POMEGRANATE ON MAIN

Mezzas like Mirza Ghasemi (a smoky roasted eggplant dip) make a tasty prelude to Pomegranate’s Persian stews, kabobs, and salads. Grab a table on the tile-lined outdoor patio for terrific people-watching. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.241.3012; pomegranateonmain.com; $$

RISTORANTE BERGAMO A native of Bergamo, Italy, chef/owner Nello Gioia interprets classic Northern Italian cuisine using regionally sourced grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and homegrown organic herbs to complement his imported pantry staples. • 1100 N. Main St.; 864.271.8667; ristorantebergamo.com; $$$ D R

SUSHI GO

Max Godo, formerly of Sushi Koji, now has his own restaurant, where he creates rolls such as Godzilla (lobster tempura, cream cheese and avocado) and Green Emerald (barbecue eel, tamago, cucumber and avocado). • 247 N. Main St.; 864.631.1145; sushigousa.com; $

We are a unique and innovative coffee house and creamery that is committed to the smoothest coffee and premium custom blended ice cream. The two offer a creative combination and an environment where everyone is welcome to come and experience the best of both worlds.

TRAPPE DOOR With its dark rathskeller vibe, the cozy pub underneath Barley’s whips up satisfying Belgian fare (think moules frites and carbonades Flamandes) along with an encyclopedic list of hardto-find Belgian brews. • 23 W. Washington St.; 864.451.7490; trappedoor.com; $$

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and other traditional dishes may taste best when enjoyed outside in the palm-shaded biergarten. • 3124 S. Hwy. 14; 864.627.8263; hansandfranzbiergarten.net; $


Halls Chophouse

the lobby level of the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, this Ruth’s Chris proudly pairs sizzling USDA Prime steaks with an award-winning wine list. • 250 RiverPlace, #200; 864.242.2000; ruthschris.net; $$$ D R

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TSUNAMI SUSHI BAR & GRILL The menu at this chic downtown spot runs the gamut from sushi and sashimi combinations to noodle dishes, tempura, and hibachi entrées that come with steamed rice and veggies. • 106 E. North St.; 864.467.1055; tsunamigreenville.com; $$

THE DONUT EXPERIMENT

Pick a freshly made cake donut and customize it with myriad toppings from rainbow sprinkles and coconut to bacon and Fruity Pebbles. It’s your experiment, so the sky’s the limit. • 2123 Augusta St.; 864.255.3399; thedonutexperiment.com; $

VELO FELLOW

A British “publick house” ambience infuses this West End eatery, located underneath Mellow Mushroom. The menu skews American, though house specialties include fish ‘n’ chips and chicken “potted and pied.” • 1 Augusta St.; 864.242.9296; thevelofellow.com; $

PIZZA ANTONINO BERTOLO’S PIZZA Prized for its New York-style pies, Bertolo’s family-owned pizzeria opened in Greenville in 1977. The restaurant’s signature marinara sauce recipe is steeped in the family’s five generations of Sicilian heritage. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.467.9555; antoninobertolospizza.com; $

BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA

Young revelers come here for hand-tossed pizza and some 270 types of craft beer, housed in a 19th-century hardware store. Upstairs, six regulation billiard tables are available by the hour. • 25 W. Washington St.; 864.232.3706; barleysgville.com; $

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Located in the West End, Mellow Mushroom makes a great stop before a Drive game. Try the House Special pie, a meat-lover’s fantasy covered with a hearty host of toppings. • 1 Augusta St.; 864.233.9020; mellowmushroom. com/location/sc-greenville; $

SEAFOOD BLOCKHOUSE RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

This neighborhood oyster bar has catered to the Augusta Road set since 1981. Try the steamed oysters Blockefeller (blanketed with creamed spinach and hollandaise) and check out the back deck. • 1619 Augusta St.; 864.232.4280; blockhouse.net; $$

JOE’S CRAB SHACK

Feeling crabby? Head to this national chain on Pelham Road’s Restaurant Row just off I-85 for a bucket of steamed King, Snow, or Dungeness crab, along with fried seafood platters and more. • 102 E. Beacon Dr.; 864.987.0009; joescrabshack.com; $$

RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

Elegant décor and warm earth tones set the scene for a romantic meal across from the Peace Center downtown. On the menu, expect fresh seafood and an awardwinning wine list. • 40 W. Broad St.; 864.546.3535; rickerwins. com/ nantucket-seafood; $$$ D R

STEAKHOUSES CHOPHOUSE 47

This Eastside steakhouse specializes in top-quality cuts and fresh seafood, served in a clubby atmosphere. Shareable sides run from cheese-topped mashed potatoes to sautéed green beans. • 36 Beacon Dr.; 864.286.8700; chophouse47.com; $$$ D R

HALLS CHOPHOUSE

Across the street from Falls Park on the Reedy, this familyoperated steakhouse boasts a

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KILWINS CHOCOLATES, FUDGE & ICE CREAM sophisticated ambience, great service, and a Reedy River view. Pair aged Prime steaks with signature sides like lobster mac n’ cheese. • 550 S. Main St.; 864.335.4200; hallschophousegreenville.com; $$$ D R

Kids of all ages love Kilwins on NOMA Square for its countless confections, including 32 seasonal flavors of ice cream and Mackinac Island fudge made on-site. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.2003; kilwins.com/greenville; $

THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

RICK ERWIN’S EASTSIDE

MOLLY AND MYLES ABSURDLY AMAZING ICE CREAM

When it opened in 1969, The Peddler was one of the city’s few special-occasion options. Today, fans still go for the juicy prime rib and unlimited trips to the salad bar. • 2000 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.235.7192; thepeddlersteakhouse.com; $$$ D

Expect fine dining in an intimate atmosphere at Rick Erwin’s Eastside satellite. The signature Surf & Turf marries a filet with a jumbo lump crab cake or a lobster tail. • 8595 Pelham Rd.; 864.672.9040; rickerwins.com/ eastside; $$$ D R

RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILLE

Dark wood and low lighting set a sophisticated stage for aged Prime certified Angus, jumbo lump crab cakes, and the signature shellfish tower at this downtown steakhouse. • 648 S. Main St.; 864.232.8999; rickerwins.com/ west-end-grille; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

USDA Prime cuts are seared at 1,800 degrees to seal in flavor at Ruth Fertel’s legendary steakhouse. Find the original Ruth’s Chris in Greenville adjacent to the Crowne Plaza hotel on the Eastside. • 851 Congaree Rd.; 864.248.1700; ruthschris.net; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – RIVERPLACE

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Homemade ice cream is blended with your choice of 60 yummy mix-ins, from Pop Rocks to pistachios. And all the mixing is done, of course, on a chilled marble slab. • 108 N. Main St.; 864.255.5008; marbleslab.com; $

This family-owned ice-cream parlor scoops up ice-cream whoopee pies, sundaes, and cones in a delicious rainbow of flavors. And the family donates 1 percent of its annual profits to local charities. • 3225 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.263.3232; mollyandmylesicecream.com; $

CATERING, COOKING CLASSES & CULINARY SERVICES CHEF360 CATERING

Chef Peter Collins and his staff can tackle any event with flair, from a small dinner party to a gala wedding celebration. The wow factor is in the details. • 130-C Johns Rd., Greer; 864.242.5578; chef360catering.com; $

THE COOK’S STATION

In addition to selling cookware and appliances, The Cook’s Station provides a year-round roster of hands-on cooking classes. Themes run from tailgating to Tuscan cuisine—and there are classes for couples too. • 659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com


TABLE 301 CATERING

From weddings to corporate cocktail parties, Table 301 marshals its considerable restaurant resources to assure your event is a memorable one. They even have a food truck for customized casual get-togethers. • 207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; table301catering.com

BARS & EVENING ENTERTAINMENT ALCHEMY COMEDY THEATER

Performing eight shows a week at Coffee Underground, Alchemy has a lineup of improv, standup, and sketch comedy every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. They also offer comedy classes. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; alchemycomedy.com

THE COMMUNITY TAP

This dog-friendly bar and bottle shop stocks a well-curated assortment of craft beer and wines. Though Community Tap doesn’t offer food, local food trucks serve from the parking lot most nights. • 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.631.2525; thecommunitytap.com

FOXCROFT WINE CO.

In a lovely renovated downtown space, lined with shelves of wine bottles and a barrel-vaulted ceiling, this new wine bar offers a full menu to complement its nearly 1,000 wines. • 631 S. Main St.; 864.906.4200; foxcroftwine. com/greenville

BREWERIES IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT

BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

Located at Hampton Station in Greenville’s Water Tower District, Birds Fly South focuses on creating farmhouse saisons and sours through a combination of timetested brewing/blending methods and modern practices. • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext.; 864.412.8825; bfsbeer.com

THE EIGHTH STATE BREWING COMPANY

Housed in the old Claussen Bakery on Augusta, this brewpub is a creative take on beer, food, and the overall taproom experience. Modern beer and cocktail offerings range from draft cocktails to beer slushies. A rotating menu and live music round out the experience. • 400 Augusta St.; 864.609.4590; eighthstatebrewing.com

Order up some Philly cheesesteak eggrolls or Nashville hot chicken sliders to share while you peruse the menu of IPAs, lagers, wheat beers, and porters crafted at this Pennsylvania-based brewery. • 741 Haywood Rd.; 864.568.7009; ironhillbrewery.com; $$

LIABILITY BREWING CO. What started as a home-brewing experiment yielded this new addition to Greenville’s craft-beer scene at the renovated Westone development. Eight beers on tap range from pale ale to black lager. • 109 W. Stone Ave., Suite D; 864.920.1599; liabilitybrewing.com

FIREFORGE CRAFTED BEER A new small-batch brewery and taproom downtown, Fireforge lines up 20 taps inside and a roundup of food trucks outside. Future plans call for adding a beer garden. • 311 E. Washington St.; 864.735.0885; fireforge.beer

THOMAS CREEK BREWERY Stock up for your next beer bash at Thomas Creek Brewery. Open to the public for tours (by appointment), the local favorite also sells beer and home-brewing supplies at its on-site shop. • 2054 Piedmont Hwy.; 864.605.1166; thomascreekbeer.com

WINERIES CITY SCAPE WINERY

Stop by City Scape’s tasting room to sample a selection of semi-sweet and dry wines made onsite. Want to try your own hand at crafting wine? Sign up for City Scape’s U-Vint wine-making program. • 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer; 864.329.0615; cityscapewinery.com refined night on the town. • 211-A E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com

RAINER’S BAR

Craft cocktails and comfortable seating akin to a living room make for intimate concerts here and provide an ideal place to escape (you won’t even find TVs here!) from your hectic week. • 610-A S. Main St.; 864.232.1753; rainerscafeandbar.com

VICTORIA VALLEY VINEYARDS

After you tour the winemaking facility off Highway 11, linger to taste the vinifera wines made in the winery’s chateau-style structure. In season, enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking vine-covered hillsides. • 1360 S. Saluda Rd., Cleveland; 864.878.5307; victoriavalleyvineyards.com

SIP WHISKEY & WINE BAR

Overlooking Main Street, this trendy rooftop lounge features live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Come any evening to pair SIP’s wines and whiskeys with dips, charcuterie, and other snacks. • 103 N. Main St., Suite 400; 864.552.1916; sipgvl.com

UP ON THE ROOF

Along with jaw-dropping downtown views, the rooftop bar

at the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace stirs up handcrafted cocktails to sip with its seasonal small-plates menu. • 250 RiverPlace; 864.242.4000; eatupdrinkup.net

VAULT & VATOR

Recalling a Prohibition-era gin joint, this cozy little speakeasy hides behind Main Street in the West End, where house mixologists shake things up behind the bar. • 655 S. Main St., Suite 100; 864.603.1881; vaultandvator.com

JACK N’ DIANE’S

VINE NIGHTCLUB

Dueling pianos take center stage Thursday through Saturday in this request-driven show. Between the music, the specialty cocktails, and the comedy, you can’t help but have a good time. • 115 N. Brown St., Suite 100; 864.509.6414; jackndianes.com

Located on the third level of Ink N Ivy restaurant downtown, Vine gets its lounge groove on with champagne, spirits, music, and dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville. vinenightclub.com

NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE

W XYZ BAR

The wine bar and café is a favorite spot among locals especially for enjoying domestic and international wines and spirits. Tastings and classic cuisine (with inspired wine pairings) make for a relaxed yet

City Scape Winery

Locals gather at this chic bar at the Aloft hotel to listen to live music, sip signature cocktails, and nosh on small plates. Local artwork adds to the bohemian vibe. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100; aloftgreenville downtown.com/greenville-bars

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PLATE 108

This cooking and entertainment venue in downtown Greer offers an array of cooking classes, team-building events, and private parties. Interactive and demonstration classes cater to both adults and young chefs-intraining. • 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer; 864.915.2640; plate108.com


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BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER

Get your thrills on a challenging race course—or rough terrain—by pushing the envelope sliding, cornering, braking, and doing timed laps with professional instructors in a sporty BMW model. • 1155 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 888.345.4269; bmwperformancecenter.com

CRAFT AXE THROWING

Looking for a new way to challenge yourself? Sign up for an axe-throwing session at this Hampton Station venue, where hitting the bullseye (and winning against your friends) is not as easy as it looks. • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 5A; 864.301.6032; craftaxethrowing.com

DAVE & BUSTER’S

Watch your favorite sports teams on big-screen TVs, or get a piece of the action at hundreds of the latest arcade games in the Million Dollar Midway while enjoying sliders, steaks, and wings. From old school Skee-Ball to the latest in virtual reality, there’s a game for everyone. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; 864.603.6500; daveandbusters.com

FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY

Inviting pathways, including the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, lace this 32-acre award-winning green space, which is Greenville’s favorite place to play. The Reedy River Falls tumble beneath the stunning Liberty Bridge. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; fallspark.com

FRANKIE’S FUN PARK

GHS SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL

One of Greenville’s premier attractions, the railline-turned-greenway encompasses 22 miles of walking/biking paths along the Reedy River between Travelers Rest, downtown Greenville, and beyond. • 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ swamprabbit

GREENVILLE ZOO

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Greenville Zoo encompasses 14 acres and some 80 species of animals within downtown’s Cleveland Park. Favorite residents include a group of Masai giraffes. • 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

LEMANS INDOOR KARTING

Pit your skills against other speed demons on an indoor track built by racing experts. LeMans’ 9-horsepower go-karts can reach a top speed of 42 mph. • 961 Berry Shoals Rd., Duncan; 877.722.3565; lemanskarting.com

ORGANIC CAT CAFÉ

Area cat lovers finally have a purr-fect place downtown to cuddle up with their favorite feline. Added bonus: You can sip coffee and tea and nosh on light fare while socializing with the café’s clowder of resident and adoptable felines. • 123 College St.; 864.729.2450; organic-cat-cafe.com

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Providing fun for the entire family, Frankie’s Fun Park covers more than 14 acres with go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and arcade games galore. When hunger strikes, Johnny Rockets is located on-site. • 45 Park Woodruff Dr.; 864.627.9888; frankiesfun park.com/greenville


Otter Creek Waterpark

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YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES SPARE TIME ENTERTAINMENT GREENVILLE

From bowling lanes and laser tag to arcade games and escape rooms, the whole family will find fun under one roof at this recently opened entertainment complex on the Eastside. • 822 Congaree Rd.; 864.412.0299; sparetimeentertainment.com

SPEED FACTORY INDOOR KARTING

Challenge friends (ages 8 & up) to the thrills of a race at one of Speed Factory’s 11-turn indoor karting tracks. With fast karts and great tracks, you’ll always have tons of fun at Speed Factory. • 1524 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.412.3323; speedfactoryindoorkarting.com

MUSEUMS & LEARNING CENTERS BMW ZENTRUM

From the 1930 Dixi to the models produced at the Greer plant today, BMW’s heritage comes alive at the automotive manufacturer’s recently overhauled crescentshaped visitor center. • 1400 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 864.802.5300; bmwzentrum.com

BMW Zentrum

The museum’s displays chronicle the history of military bases both local and abroad, uniforms from local units, WWII artifacts and weaponry, military awards, decorations, and souvenirs from foreign campaigns. • 430 N. Main St.; 864.271.8793; americanlegionmuseum.weebly.com

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE

This 79,000-square-foot Smithsonian-affiliated children’s museum boasts hands-on exhibits including a grocery store, a construction zone, and a TV studio where kids can dress up and star in their own shows. Also on-site is Seedlings, a new farm-to-table kid-friendly café that serves up good-for-you food that little ones and grown-ups alike will love. • 300 College St.; 864.233.7755; tcmupstate.org

DUKE ENERGY’S WORLD OF ENERGY

North of Lake Keowee at Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy’s visitor center features handson and interpretive exhibits that explain how electricity is generated by harnessing the waters from Jocassee and Keowee reservoirs. • 7812 Rochester Hwy., Seneca; 800.777.1004; dukeenergy. com/worldofenergy

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Among the country’s premier American art museums, GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org

GREENVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE CENTER

This African-American history museum and culture center is dedicated to honoring the contributions and accomplishments of AfricanAmericans in the Greenville area. • 700 Arlington Ave.; 864.232.9162; greenvilleculturalexchange.org

CAROLINA MUSIC MUSEUM A treasure trove of 18th- and 19th-century harpsichords and pianos, this museum is the newest addition to Heritage Green. Highlights of the collection include an 1845 Broadwood Grand once played by Frédéric Chopin. • 516 Buncombe St.; 864.520.8807; carolinamusicmuseum.org

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HISTORY MUSEUM OF TRAVELERS REST— SUPPORTED BY THE TRAVELERS REST HISTORICAL SOCIETY Perched along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, the museum displays artifacts and exhibits recounting the days when Travelers Rest was a stopping point for folks journeying across the mountains. • 3 Edwards St., Travelers Rest; 864.380.4979; travelersresthistoricalsociety.org/ museum

MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY

Set in the Pettigru Street Historic District near downtown, this museum contains a large collection of Confederate relics and artifacts portraying life in the South during the Civil War years. • 15 Boyce Ave.; 864.421.9039; confederatemuseum.org

ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER

Interactive and hands-on learning spans this 62-acre facility. Visit for a planetarium show and a view of the night’s sky during Friday Starry Nights or partake in one of several Second Saturday events throughout the year. • 402 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.355.8900; ropermountain.org

SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM & BASEBALL LIBRARY

The house where baseball legend Joe Jackson lived and died now sits across from Fluor Field at the West End. Inside, exhibits, photographs, and personal memorabilia tell the story of Shoeless Joe’s life. • 356 Field St.; 864.346.4867; shoelessjoejackson.org

UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM – FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Interactive technology complements photographs, videos, and dioramas to re-create the story of this distinctive part of South Carolina. The museum’s oral-history project recalls the Upcountry’s past in recorded firsthand accounts. • 540 Buncombe St.; 864.467.3100; upcountryhistory.org

JUST ADD WATER DISCOVERY ISLAND WATERPARK

Splash it up at this watery wonderland at Southside Park, where you can coast on waterslides, ride a boogie board on the Flowrider surfing simulator, or float along a lazy river. • 417 Baldwin Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville; 864.963.4345; waterparks. greenvillerec.com/discovery-island

OTTER CREEK WATERPARK

Little “tadpoles” love the shallowentry pool, tame Tadpole slide, and the splash pad fountain at this Northside waterpark. For bigger kids, two body slides twist their way into the pool. • 1101 W. Darby Rd.; 864.834.4108; waterparks.greenvillerec.com/otter-creek

7TH INNING SPLASH WATERPARK

Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this baseballthemed waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide and a run through the fountains at the splash pad. • 1500 Piedmont Hwy. (Hwy. 20), Piedmont; 864.299.1842; waterparks.greenvillerec.com/7thinning-splash

THE SWAMP RABBIT SPLASH TRACK

Kids love to splash and dance through the low jets of water that spurt up from the floor of this decorative water feature bordering the Reedy River. • Lower level of RiverPlace, Downtown Greenville

SPECTATOR SPORTS GREENVILLE DRIVE

Greenville’s Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox plays at Fluor Field, a mini replica of Fenway Park in Boston. The season runs from April to September. • 945 S. Main St.; 864.240.4500; greenvilledrive.com


GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS

Segway and discover what makes this Upstate city unique. For a more in-depth look, try the Taste & Glide Tour, or for special occasions, the Haunted Segway Tour or the Holiday Lights Tour. • 233 N. Main St.; 864.214.0119; greenvillesegwaytours.com

GREENVILLE TRIUMPH

Historian John Nolan offers a variety of tours of the city’s vibrant business core and surrounding neighborhoods. Themes include Historic Neighborhoods and Architecture, West End Walking Tours, and a Downtown Driving Tour. • 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com

Greenville is all abuzz about the new United Soccer League (USL) Division III men’s team that will bring professional soccer to town for the first time beginning in March 2019. • 1 N. Main St., 4th floor; greenvilletriumph.com

GREENVILLE HISTORY TOURS

GREENVILLE INTERACTIVE TOURS

Explore Greenville’s storied past on one-hour guided history tours, in which guides enhance the experience with audiovisual technology. Tours leave from the entrance to Falls Park on the Reedy. • 864.884.3520; interactivetours-greenville.com

GREENVILLE SC BREWS CRUISE

TOURS THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE

Dive into Greenville’s craft beer scene on this van tour (Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment) led by Gary Glancy, a Certified Cicerone®—the beer equivalent of a sommelier for wine. • 828.216.1343; thebreweryexperience.com

GREENVILLE CULINARY TOURS

Foodies will love exploring the local culinary scene through Greenville Culinary Tours. The “At the Chef’s Table” tour stops into five well-known restaurants like The Lazy Goat and Passerelle Bistro, for food sampling and the opportunity to meet the chef or manager. Other foodie tours available include the Greenville Breakfast Tour and the Greenville BBQ Trail Tour—and the latest addition is the International Coffee Course. • 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com/ greenville-culinary-tours

GREENVILLE GLIDES SEGWAY TOURS

Glide through Greenville’s urban core for 1.5 or 2-hour guided tours on an easy-to-navigate

Experience Greenville’s burgeoning craft-beer scene on a Brews Cruise. Three different driving tours cover three breweries each in different parts of the county, providing samples and behind-thescenes peeks at the brewing process. • 864.757.4693; greenvillescbrewscruise.com

MAKE GREENVILLE YOURS TOURS

Join Mike’s tour and discover the soul of Greenville as he shares stories about the past, present, and future of the city—cheesy jokes included. With 25+ years of experience leading large group adventures, he can cater to your unique needs, including step-on or transportation-provided tours. Come with an interest, leave with a love. • 864.363.8628; makegreenvilleyours.com

UPSTATE BLUE RIDGE TOURS

These all-day, all-inclusive tours feature historical visits to several towns, Clemson University, the Duke Energy Nuclear Power Station, area lakes, state parks, and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours include a complimentary lunch at the picturesque Lighthouse Restaurant, plus a wine and cheese tasting at Victoria Valley Vineyards. • 864.630.7104; upstateblueridgetours.com

M U S T- S E E

MURALS

Each year, fifth graders at Stone Academy partner with art students from Furman University and local area artists to plan, create, and complete a mural for the Stone Avenue community. These pieces are worth seeking out with a young one in tow, or even if you’re just young at heart.

The Stone Mural Project: 2014 The first in a series of 12 planned murals, “Sunday in the Park a la Reedy River,” Greenville’s take on Georges Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte,” depicts Falls Park on the Reedy and several recognizable Greenville figures, including Shoeless Joe Jackson. Lead Artist: Eric Benjamin – 1 E. Stone Ave.

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This minor league team delivers major fun from October to April as part of the Southern Division of the Eastern Conference AA ice-hockey league at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. • 650 N. Academy St.; 864.674. PUCK; swamprabbits.com

2015 With interferon paint that changes color as people walk by, “Be the Change You Want to See in the Neighborhood!,” the second mural in this series, depicts a boy peering into an aquarium. Lead Artist: Calista Bockenstette – 214 W. Stone Ave. 2016 Mid-century style flowers and vegetation appear to be growing around the building’s many windows in “We Stand United,” the third mural in the series. Lead Artist: Jean Wilson Freeman – 217 E. Stone Ave. 2017 “Every Day is a New Beginning,” the

fourth mural in the series is featured on the exterior of Hammack Law Firm. Inspired by the lifecycle of a butterfly, the piece harkens to the artist’s printmaker roots and looks like large wooden blocks were used to print the images on the wall. Lead Artist: Sunny Mullarkey McGowan – 223 W. Stone Ave.

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PAVILION RECREATION COMPLEX

This 66,000-square-foot indoor/ outdoor sports and recreation complex encompasses soccer fields, tennis courts, an ice-skating arena, a fenced dog park, and a bounce house for kids. • 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529; pavilion.greenvillerec.com

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OUTDOOR TOURS & ADVENTURES

YMCA OF GREENVILLE

BLUE WALL ADVENTURES

Dedicated to building a healthy community, the YMCA of Greenville provides wellness facilities in addition to classes, childcare, and youth sports programs. Its eight community centers all offer day passes. • 723 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1111; ymcagreenville.org

Whether you choose to tackle the Blue Ridge Mountains by mountain bike or on foot, the guides at Blue Wall Adventures can show you the ropes in Upstate SC and Western NC. • Travelers Rest; 864.214.7222; bluewalladventures.com

DAVIDSON RIVER OUTFITTERS

AREA PARKS

Set on the banks of the Davidson River in Brevard, NC, this full-service outfitter offers professionally-guided fishing trips (for mountain trout and smallmouth bass), fly-fishing lessons, and a retail fly shop. • 49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC; 888.861.0111; davidsonflyfishing.com

CANCER SURVIVORS PARK

A space for celebration, learning, healing, and hope, this new-toGreenville park is a place of reflection to honor those who have battled or continue to battle cancer. • 24 Cleveland St.; 864.255.5010; cancersurvivorspark.org

THE GORGE ZIPLINE

Eleven ziplines, three rappels, and a sky-bridge descend 1,100 vertical feet on this thrilling 3.5hour canopy tour through 125 acres of old-growth forest in the Green River Gorge. • 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2500; thegorgezipline.com

GREENVILLE OUTDOOR GUIDES

If you’re seeking spectacular views, a forest hike, or a mountain climb, this new guide company can connect you with the outdoors. Customized routes focus on the Jocassee Gorges area. • 120 Rockbridge Ct., Liberty; 864.421.2385; greenvilleog.com

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES Set in the iconic and worldfamous Green River Gorge, this outfitter offers guided whitewater trips, waterfall rappels, hikes, and more for all ages, skills, and comfort levels. Green River is just 40 minutes from Greenville. • 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800; greenriveradventures.com

JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS

Naturalist-led boat, kayak, and hiking tours (hikes accommodate all skill levels) take groups to explore Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges area. Tours depart from the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. Pontoon boat rentals also available. • 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem; 864.280.5501; jocasseelaketours.com

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JOCASSEE OUTDOOR CENTER

This Lake Jocassee outfitter and marine center maintains the Upstate’s largest rental fleet of pontoons and ski boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. The Center also serves Lake Keowee. • 516 Jocassee Lake Rd., Salem; 864.944.9016; jocasseeoutdoorcenter.com

WILDWATER

This Oconee County outfitter offers adventures ranging from whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River to soaring through the treetops on the Chattooga Ridge Zipline Tour. • 1251 Academy Rd., Long Creek; 866.319.8870; wildwaterrafting.com For a recap of all area tours available, see p. 38.

FITNESS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 9ROUND FITNESS

No matter your fitness level, you can get in shape at 9Round. The 30-minute kickboxing circuit workout at this gym was designed

by the founder, an IFK Light Middleweight Kickboxing World Champion. • 109 W. Stone Ave., Suite E-4; 864.614.5425; 9round. com/fitness/greenvillesc-x2940

GREENVILLE COUNTY AQUATIC COMPLEX

Hosting recreational swim classes and meets, South Carolina’s only public 50-meter indoor pool shares its facility with a heated therapy pool, a fitness room, and a floating water play structure. • 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.679.7946; aquatics. greenvillerec.com

KROC CENTER

This LEED-certified complex fills 72,000 square feet with a conference center, a worship center, performance space, a café, workout facilities, a six-lane lap pool, and a recreation pool. Day passes are available. • 424 Westfield St.; 864.527.5948; krocgreenville.org

CEDAR FALLS PARK

Admired for its view, this 90-acre regional park on the Reedy River features a 200-foot-wide waterfall, which powered a woolen mill and a saw mill in the 1820s. • 201 Cedar Falls Rd., Fountain Inn; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/cedar-falls

THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT LINKY STONE PARK

This 1.7-acre horticultural park entertains children with a sensory garden, a geology wall made of local rocks and minerals, a Hansel and Gretel cottage, and a secret garden. • Reedy View Dr. at River St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc. gov/333/public-gardens

CLEVELAND PARK

Hugging the banks of the Reedy River and connecting to Falls Park, the 122-acre green space includes a jogging trail, children’s playground, tennis and volleyball courts, and the Greenville Zoo. • E. Washington St. & Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4355; green villesc.gov/facilities/facility/details/ cleveland-park-1

HERITAGE PARK

In addition to sports fields and a miniature steam railroad for kids, Heritage Park in Simpsonville showcases the open-air Heritage Park Amphitheatre, popular for its myriad of seasonal concerts and events. • 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; simpsonville.com/facilities.html


This privately operated woodland oasis, designated an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society, embraces 400 tranquil acres of forest, wetlands, and bottomlands along the Reedy River.• 601 Fork Shoals Rd.; 864.277.2004; lakeconesteenaturepark.com

MCPHERSON PARK

Greenville’s oldest park encompasses 13 acres, home to scenic trails, tennis courts, a playground, and a mini-golf course (bring your own putter and balls), plus picnic shelters and a bandstand. • 100 E. Park Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/mcphersonpark-13

RUNWAY PARK AT GMU

Kids love watching aircraft take off and land while enjoying the aviation-themed playground in this park, located at Greenville Downtown Airport. When the family gets hungry, try a $100 Hamburger (for $11.99) at the next-door Runway Café. • 21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com/ runwayparkatgmu.html

SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MEMORIAL PARK

Located just 3 miles west of Main Street, the park preserves the home field where Greenville’s beloved baseball hero got his start on one of the city’s textileleague teams. • 406 West Ave.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/ shoeless-joe For a list of all city and countyrun parks and gardens, see p. 98

HISTORICAL SITES AROUND THE REGION CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE

Built in 1909, this 38-foot-long bridge constructed with vertical iron rods and diagonal pine timbers spans Beaverdam Creek as the only remaining covered bridge

in the state. • 171 Campbell Covered Bridge Rd., Landrum; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/campbells-coveredbridge

style. Mobile rental, delivery, and pickup. • 233 N. Main St., Suite 12; 864.990.5446; biketherabbit.com

COWPENS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Displays in the visitor center and the 3.8-mile auto loop of the battlegrounds tell how General Daniel Morgan outwitted British General Tarleton on this former cow pasture during the Revolutionary War. • 4001 Chesnee Hwy., Gaffney; 864.461.2828; nps.gov/cowp

FORT HILL/JOHN C. CALHOUN MANSION AND LIBRARY John C. Calhoun served as South Carolina’s preeminent 19thcentury statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office, and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. • 102 Fort Hill St., Clemson; 864.656.2475; clemson.edu/about/ history/properties/fort-hill

KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK Kings Mountain was the setting of a one-hour Revolutionary War battle in 1780 that turned the tide in favor of the colonies. Trace the battlefield route via a 1.5-mile trail. • 2625 Park Rd., Blacksburg (off I-85N, Exit #2); 864.936.7921; nps.gov/kimo

MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE

On August 19, 1780, the Battle of Musgrove mill raged in these tranquil woods along the Enoree River. Today battlefield tours and exhibits in the education center interpret this surprising Patriot victory. • 398 State Park Rd., Clinton; 864.938.0100; southcarolinaparks. com/musgrove-mill

NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Located 65 miles south of

GREENVILLE B-CYCLE

Greenville, the Star Fort at Ninety Six was the site, in 1775, of the Revolutionary War’s first land battle to be fought south of New England. • 1103 Hwy. 248 S., Ninety Six; 864.543.4068; nps.gov/nis

OCONEE STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

This former military compound and trading post offers a rare glimpse at 18th- and 19th-century South Carolina. Beyond the park’s historical significance, there’s a fishing pond and a 1.5-mile trail that connects to Sumter National Forest. • 500 Oconee Station Rd., Walhalla; 864.638.0079; southcarolinaparks.com/oconee-station

POINSETT BRIDGE

The oldest remaining bridge in South Carolina, this 14-foothigh Gothic stone arch is named for statesman Joel R. Poinsett. The bridge, built in 1820, spans Little Gap Creek off US-25. • 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/poinsett-bridge

SUBER’S CORN MILL

Built in 1908, Suber’s waterpowered gristmill still grinds corn into cornmeal, appearing much as it did a century ago. Watch the mill operate on Tuesday and Friday mornings. • 2002 Suber Mill Rd., Greer; 864.877.5616; scmills.com/ subers.php

BIKE RENTALS BIKE THE RABBIT

Touring bikes and Segway rentals designed to help you traverse the Swamp Rabbit in

Thanks to a partnership between Upstate Forever and Prisma Health, you can rent a bike from any BCycle station and pedal to your destination in bike-friendly downtown Greenville. • Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com

REEDY RIDES

This downtown company rents seven-speed comfort cruisers, perfect for anyone looking to tackle the 22-mile GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Half-day, fullday, and weekend rates are available. • 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com

SRT BIKE SHOP

The only bike shop located on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, SRT offers $15 bike rentals and free parking. Rent a Cannondale, Giant, Specialized, or Trek bike—or try out a trike, tandem, or electric bike. The shop also offers free air, water, trail maps, rescue service, parts, tune-ups, and biking gear! • 205-G Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

PUBLIC GOLF THE PRESERVE AT VERDAE

Set on 100 acres of lush green space adjacent to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center, this 18-hole par-72 championship course was designed by Willard Byrd. • 650 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.1500; thepreserveatverdae.com

AREA LAKES LAKE CUNNINGHAM

This 376-acre lake is a haven for local fishermen seeking to hook

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LAKE CONESTEE NATURE PARK


YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES largemouth bass and other fish. A pier, park, and covered picnic shelter are also available on the grounds. • 2844 N. McElhaney Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/lakes-recreation

LAKE HARTWELL

Nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline wrap around this 56,000- acre lake, created in the early 1960s by the Army Corp of Engineers as part of a flood-control and hydropower project. • 19138-A Hwy. 11 S., Fair Play; 803.734.0156; southcarolinaparks. com/lake-hartwell

LAKE JOCASSEE

Surrounded by 43,000 acres of forest, Lake Jocassee manages to feel undiscovered, despite its popularity. Launch your boat via the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Cir., Salem (off Hwy. 11); 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

LAKE KEOWEE

A paradise for water sports, the 18,500-acre lake created by Duke Power as part of the Keowee-Toxaway Project, boasts

300 miles of shoreline and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. • Along Rtes. 130 & 183, Seneca; 864.882.2047; discoverkeowee. com/aboutlakekeowee.html

LAKE ROBINSON

Northwest of Greer, 800-acre Lake Robinson lures fishermen, boaters, and kayakers to its waters, which swim with bass and crappie. A boat ramp and two fishing piers complete the amenities. • 2544 Mays Bridge Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/lakesrecreation

OAK GROVE LAKE

Stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, this neighborhood lake is open for fishing (catchand-release encouraged) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. • Oak Grove Lake Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/oak-grove-lake

AREA STATE PARKS CAESARS HEAD STATE PARK

At 3,208 feet above sea level, Caesars Head offers phenomenal views, hiking trails, and a popular Hawk Watch program in the fall when thousands of hawks migrate here. • 8155 Geer Hwy. (off Hwy. 11) Cleveland; 864.836.6115; southcarolina parks.com/caesars-head

CHIMNEY ROCK AT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK Stunning views stretch out from the top of towering Chimney Rock. A 26-story elevator inside the mountain, a 404-foot-high waterfall, and six family-friendly hiking trails add to the park’s appeal. • 431 Main St./US-64 East, Chimney Rock, NC; 800.277.9611; chimneyrockpark.com

CROFT STATE PARK

Hiking and biking trails, equestrian facilities, a fishing hole, and remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry are just a few of the attractions drawing visitors to this 7,000acre park. • 450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg; 864.585.1283; southcarolinaparks.com/croft

DEVILS FORK STATE PARK

This gorgeous park, centering on Lake Jocassee, is a perfect place to boat, waterski, fish, and camp. It is also home to the rare Oconee Bell flower (blooms March– April). • 161 Holcombe Cir. (off Hwy. 11), Salem; 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

JONES GAP STATE PARK

Forming part of the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Recreation Area, stunning Jones Gap State Park offers miles of sylvan hiking trails and great trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River. • 303 Jones

Gap Rd., Marietta (off US-276N); 864.836.3647; southcarolinaparks. com/jones-gap

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and woods thick with rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and wildflowers, KeoweeToxaway is lauded as one of the prettiest places in South Carolina. • 108 Residence Dr., Sunset; 864.868.2605; southcarolinaparks. com/keowee-toxaway

KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain attracts outdoor enthusiasts with miles of trails, equestrian facilities, campgrounds, two fishing lakes, and a Living History Farm. • 1277 Park Rd., Blacksburg; 803.222.3209; southcarolina parks.com/ kingsmountain

LAKE HARTWELL STATE PARK

Created in 1962 after the Savannah River was dammed to provide hydroelectric power, Lake Hartwell boasts 962 miles of shoreline and 56,000 acres of surface area for the ultimate recreation experience. • 19138 Hwy. 11, Fair Play; 864.972.3352; southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell

OCONEE STATE PARK

The park serves as the Southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, as

Caesars Head State Park


PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 1,540-acre mountainside park just 5 miles north of downtown Greenville is popular for pedalboating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. • 2401 State Park Rd. (off US-25N); 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/parismountain

SADLERS CREEK STATE PARK

Seated on a 395-acre peninsula that extends into Lake Hartwell, this area offers access to camping on the lake, as well as wildlife watching and recreational watersports. Pets are permitted in most areas of the park, so bring Fido along for the fun. • 940 Sadlers Creek Rd, Anderson; 864.226.8950; southcarolinaparks. com/sadlerscreek

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK

The giant rock slab of Table Rock Mountain lends its name to this park, which features 10 miles of trails, two stocked lakes, a swimming area, picnic tables, and a playground. • 158 E. Ellison Ln. (off Hwy. 11), Pickens; 864.878.9813; southcarolinaparks. com/table-rock

REGIONAL RECREATION BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT

Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Escarpment is the line where the Blue Ridge Mountains are visibly reduced to foothills in northwestern South Carolina. • Along Hwy. 11, west of US-25

CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS SCENIC HIGHWAY 11

Particularly beautiful in the fall, Scenic Highway 11 traces a former Cherokee Indian footpath 130 miles through the foothills north of Greenville from Fair Play to Gaffney, South Carolina. • scenic11.com

FOOTHILLS TRAIL

Serious hikers crave the sweeping views from this demanding trail, which traverses 77 miles from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park along the state line between the Carolinas. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; 864.467.9537; foothillstrail.org

MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WILDERNESS AREA

Ranging across more than 11,000 acres, “Mountain Bridge” refers to the land connecting the Table Rock and Poinsett watersheds, and encompassing both Jones Gap and Caesars Head State Parks. • 8155 Geer Hwy., Cleveland (off Hwy 11); 864.836.6115

PALMETTO TRAIL/BLUE WALL PASSAGE

When this projected 500-mile cross-state hiking and biking trail is completed (350 miles are currently available), it will run from Oconee State Park to Awendaw, near the South Carolina coast. • Eastern trailhead starts in Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd., Tryon, NC; 803.771.0870; palmettoconservation .org/palmetto-trail

PRETTY PLACE — SYMMES CHAPEL

A favorite wedding venue, the chapel (closed when being used for an event) at YMCA Camp Greenville is called “Pretty Place” for the magnificent view it commands from Standing Stone Mountain. • 100 YMCA Camp Rd., Cedar Mountain, NC, (off US-276); 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/pretty-place

SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN

From atop this peak, which ranks as the highest point (3,560 feet) in South Carolina, you can see into North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia on a clear day. • 1399 F. Van Clayton Memorial Hwy. (from Hwy. 11, take US-178N to SC 199), Sunset; 864.654-1671; visitpickenscounty.com/vendor/124/ sassafras-mountain

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well as a jumping-off point to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga Rivers, both hot spots for whitewater rafting. • 624 State Park Rd., Mountain Rest; 864.638.5353; southcarolinaparks. com/oconee

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SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Adjacent to Clemson University’s campus, the state garden’s 295 acres of natural landscapes include the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, an official American Hosta Society Display Garden, a 70-acre arboretum, and miles of nature trails. • 150 Discovery Ln., Clemson; 864.656.3405; clemson. edu/public/scbg

SUMTER NATIONAL FOREST

More than 70 miles of challenging trails trace mountaintops, streams, and the Chattooga River in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, one of four such districts in 371,000acre Sumter National Forest. • 112 Andrew Pickens Cir., Mountain Rest; 864.638.9568; www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs

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Visual Arts

Literary Arts

Performing Arts

Experience

GREENVILLE ARTS About MAC

Since 1973, the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) has served as Greenville County’s only umbrella arts organization, providing funding and other vital services to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs. MAC also serves as Greenville County’s visitors center for the arts in its office and gallery at 16 Augusta Street in the historic West End of downtown. It has operated a free and open, public facility for civic and cultural activities throughout its existence. The organization also houses the most comprehensive roster of individual artists, arts organizations and schedule of events at its facility and on its website.

www.greenvilleARTS.com

The ArtCard With a donation of $50+ you will receive an ArtCard valid for buy-one-get-one-free tickets to seven local performances for one full year. The ArtCard is the perfect way to sample Greenville’s performing arts at a substantial savings. In just two uses the ArtCard pays for itself.

Metropolitan Arts Council | 16 Augusta Street | Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-3132 | mac@greenvilleARTS.com | www.greenvilleARTS.com MAC Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @macARTScouncil #gvlARTS *Header artwork by Elizabeth Speaker.

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THE ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS THE ACADEMY OF ARTS LOGOS THEATRE

Part of a multifaceted youth ministry, the Logos Theatre stages professional-quality productions that honor God through excellence. Shows include dramas such as Prince Caspian and musical productions like the holiday show. • 80 School St., Taylors; 864.268.9342; theacademyofarts.org

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

The largest private liberal-arts university in South Carolina, Bob Jones offers a seasonal program of excellent classical music concerts, opera, and theatrical productions that are open to the public. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA

Recently renovated, Greenville’s stateof-the-art, 15,000-seat performance and sports arena is the city’s largest venue, playing host to family-friendly performances, national acts, and more. It also serves as the home ice to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits ice-hockey team. • 650 N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com

CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE

Part classical ballet company, part contemporary performing-arts organization, the Upstate’s premier professional dance company has been entertaining, inspiring, and engaging audiences since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1972. • 872 Woodruff Rd.; 864.421.0940; carolinaballet.org

This 285-seat regional theater presents a year-round program of current Broadway and off-Broadway comedies, dramas, and musicals. In addition, Centre Stage hosts art exhibits, independent film screenings, and lectures. • 501 River St.; 864.233.6733; centrestage.org

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

This nationally ranked liberal arts college welcomes Greenville residents and visitors year-round to attend concerts and dance and drama performances, as well as art shows on its lovely campus. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

GLOW LYRIC THEATRE

A nonprofit, professional vocal-arts company, GLOW Lyric Theatre produces opera, operetta, and musical theater. The 2019 season performances will be staged at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville’s West End. • 864.558.4569; glowlyric.com

GREENVILLE CHAUTAUQUA

A GLOW Lyric Theatre performance

See history come alive through interactive theater and compelling discussion. The Chautauqua Festival “It’s Revolutionary!” will be held June 15–25, 2019 throughout greater Greenville. All shows are free and family-friendly. • 11 Rock Side Ct., 864.244.1499; historycomesalive.org

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YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE

Enjoy professionally staged productions of musicals, mysteries, comedies, and dramas in the Upcountry’s oldest and largest locally producing theater. Located on Heritage Green, the theater was founded in 1926. • 444 College St.; 864.233.6238; greenvillelittletheatre.org

GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Led by world-class Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, Greenville’s regional orchestra provides a season of top-notch programming ranging from classical and chamber-orchestra Masterworks to the beloved yuletide pops concert, Holiday at Peace. • 200 S. Main St.; 864.232.0344; greenvillesymphony.org

HERITAGE PARK AMPHITHEATRE

Centerpiece of popular Heritage Park, the open-air amphitheatre stages concerts by some of the most celebrated musical talent in the country. From Counting Crows to Darius Rucker, enjoy great music under the stars. • 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.296.6601; heritageparkamphitheatre.com

INTERNATIONAL BALLET Founded in Greenville 16 years ago, the award-winning International Ballet stages classical works such

as The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Coppélia as a resident company of the Peace Center. • 1018 S. Batesville Rd.; 864.879.9404; internationalballetsc.org

NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY

Offering a quality liberal arts education and opportunities for Christian service, NGU also boasts the 230-seat Billingsley Theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Performances here are open to the community. • 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu

THE PEACE CENTER

This multi-venue performing-arts complex downtown presents a wide variety of cultural and popular entertainment, from Broadway hits to popular performances by internationally recognized dancers and musicians. • 300 S. Main St.; 864.467.3000; peacecenter.org

SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Specializing in youth-oriented plays, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre marries local talent with the magic of the stage to offer the finest in family entertainment. They also provide educational outreach programs. • 1200 Pendleton St.; 864.235.2885; scchildrenstheatre.org

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

During its academic year, this public residential high school for emerging artists invites the community to enjoy a wealth of student dance, drama, music, and visual-arts exhibitions. •15University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org

7 To Scoop We’ve got the inside scoop on some of the area’s best ice cream (and cookie dough) parlors! Here are seven local favorites where your sweet tooth can find serious satisfaction.

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VISUAL ARTS

VOCAL MATRIX CHORUS

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International, this Regional Champion women’s chorus is dedicated to musical excellence and sharing the joy of a cappella four-part harmony through contemporary cutting-edge performances. • 864.915.4496; vocalmatrixchorus.com

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE

Greenville’s regional Small Professional Theatre occupies a former textile warehouse in the city’s historic West End district, where the company presents a full main-stage season of innovative and alternative works. • 37 Augusta St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com

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PINK MAMA’S ICE CREAM 2551 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 11 S. Main St., Travelers Rest Whether it’s Pink on Pleasantburg (the entire building is hot pink) or just a pink door, both locations are famous for offering 24+ scooptacular flavors. OUR PICK: Green Mint Grasshopper Sundae (Green Mint Chip ice cream covered in hot fudge, whipped cream, and crushed Oreos—with a cherry on top!)

THE ART CELLAR

Take a class or browse the work of 60 local and four resident studio artists at this salon-style fine art and craft gallery, located across from the Hyatt Regency and behind Jersey Mike’s. • 233 N. Main St., Suite 12B; 864.520.1653; greenvilleartcellar.com

ART CROSSING AT RIVERPLACE

Local artists ply their trade in a variety of media in these studios along the Reedy River. Drop by during studio hours to chat with the artists and watch them work. • 300 River St., Suites 100-112 and 201; 864.423.8863; artcrossinggreenville.com

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MOLLY & MYLES ABSURDLY AMAZING ICE CREAM 3225 N. Pleasantburg Dr. Calling all superheroes! Whether Spiderman or Iron Man is hanging from the ceiling or popping out of toilet seats on the wall (yes, you read that right), this super kid-friendly establishment really has it all— including incredible ice cream! OUR PICK: The Fat Elvis (Red Velvet Elvis Whoopie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramelized bourbon bananas, caramel, fresh whipped cream, spun sugar, and candied walnuts)

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CRÈME SHACK 120 N. Main St. Serving rolled ice cream inspired by Thai street food, this frozen confectionary concoction looks like a taco, but tastes like deliciousness. The best part? Watching them make it in front of you! OUR PICK: Crunch Time (Vanilla ice cream mixed with Cap’n Crunch Berries; topped with whipped cream, Cap’n Crunch Berries, rainbow sprinkles, strawberry pocky sticks, and a vanilla wafer)


Stroll Main Street and beyond to admire Greenville’s diverse collection of 70+ pieces of public art, including bronze statues of famous city figures like Vardry McBee, as well as contemporary sculptures. • See map online; greenvillesc.gov/1114/ art-in-public-places

ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OF GREENVILLE

Within its 2,000-square-foot downtown space, the Artists Guild Gallery displays an eclectic group of local artists, who work in media from watercolors to wood. The gallery also offers a variety of art classes. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.239.3882; artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

L.E.B. GLASS STUDIO LLC

This full-service stained-glass studio, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, specializes in custom-designing and constructing stained-glass windows for the home, church, or office. They also hold classes. • 40 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.268.6049; lebglass.com

MARY PRAYTOR GALLERY

When Mary Praytor launched her riverfront studio in 1985, Greenville was not the art-loving city it is today. Now regional collectors haunt her shop for contemporary and folk art pieces.

• 26 S. Main St.; 864.235.1800;

marypraytorgallery.com

METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL

In addition to supporting a host of individual artists, arts organizations, and art education programs in Greenville County, MAC maintains a public gallery that showcases the work of local artists. • 16 Augusta St.; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com

MUSEUM & GALLERY AT BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

Currently closed for renovation,

Rose Crystal Tower by Dale Chihuly

The first specialized arts school in South Carolina, the Fine Arts Center encompasses public galleries that display pieces from the center’s permanent collection as well as student art. • 102 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.355.2550; fineartscenter.net

Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows, this public event showcases the work of artists and craftspeople in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, and fiber. Oct. 26-27, 2019 • Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC; 248.684.2613; hotworks.org/ asheville-fine-art-show

Anchoring Greenville’s visual arts community, the vibrant arts center offers public art classes, studio spaces, and exhibition space at the Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville. • 101 Abney St.; 864.735.3948; artcentergreenville.org

THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE

Founded by local women in an effort to connect the community with quality, handcrafted goods and the talented people who make them, this group now hosts a variety of community initiatives including their annual Indie Craft Parade, the annual Makers Summit business conference for creatives, and numerous pop-up events. • 101 N. Main St., Suite 400; makerscollective.org

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Among the country’s premier American art museums, GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org

1009 Mauldin Rd.; 500 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer A total throwback! Offering treats such as milkshakes, malts, sundaes, homemade (gigantic) cakes, and more, these SCcertified roadside markets showcase Southern hospitality at its finest and also let you take home fresh produce. Open April through October. OUR PICK: The Classic Banana Split (Made the old-fashioned way: 3 scoops of ice cream, fresh-sliced banana, topped with chocolate syrup, strawberries, and pineapple, complete with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top!)

Located in the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus, this gallery showcases the works of Furman University students, faculty, and alumni, as well as nationally known artists. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2074; furman.edu/academics/art/facilities

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION ASHEVILLE FINE ART SHOW

GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

DILLARD’S FARMS & ICE CREAM PARLOR

THOMPSON GALLERY

VISUAL ARTS AROUND THE REGION

THE FINE ARTS CENTER

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this museum holds the thirdlargest collection of sacred art in the world. Tour selections of European art from the 13th through the 19th centuries (including paintings by Tintoretto, Botticelli, and Rubens) on campus. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1331; bjumg.org/visit/ collection-on-view

No. 5

KILWINS CHOCOLATES, FUDGE & ICE CREAM 220 N. Main St. Famous for its caramel apples, hand-made chocolates, and candies, it might be easy to miss Kilwins’ ice cream counter, which offers 40 premium flavors to choose from. Don’t you dare let that happen… OUR PICK: Fudgie Brownie (Chocolate fudge ice cream with brownie pieces)

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No. 7

6412 White Horse Rd.; 207 Pelham Rd.; 1850 Woodruff Rd.; 405 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer; 3841 Grandview Dr., Simpsonville

700 Haywood Rd. (Haywood Mall)

BRUSTER’S ICE CREAM

With that irresistible waffle cone aroma wafting outside and a rotation of 140+ flavors of ice cream made fresh in-store, well, it just doesn’t get any ice-creamier than this! OUR PICK: White Raspberry Truffle (Vanilla ice cream with black raspberry purée and chocolate flakes)

ADOUGHABLE COOKIES Satiate your salivating taste buds with …wait for it… six varieties of scoopable cookie dough (drool). Who needs an oven when you’ve got aDoughable?! OUR PICK: Chocolate Chip—you can’t go wrong with a classic!

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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES


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WHY THE VICTORIA COTTLE GROUP? Victoria Cottle has a wealth of experience and a team to meet your real estate needs to form The Victoria Cottle Group at Keller Williams Realty. Victoria and her team are working together with cutting edge tools to provide even better service for home buyers and sellers in South and North Carolina. Keep reading to learn more about how The Victoria Cottle Group can help you buy or sell your home.

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Answer your phone calls and e-mails in a timely manner. Work hard to meet your real estate needs. Pay attention to the details of your real estate transaction. Advocate for you, my clients. Represent your best interests. Provide the best real estate service possible.

For Home Buyers · Help you determine your home needs. · Help you find the best home to fit your needs. · Represent your best interests. · Be your full-service real estate agent. · Find another buyer’s agent to represent you.* For Home Sellers · Honest information about selling your home in today’s market. · Rrepresent your best interests. · Quickly list and market your home. · Contact you weekly about the status of your home. · Send bi-weekly marketing reports detailing the status of your home. · Track down feedback after each home showing.

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RETAIL AYERS LEATHER SHOP

Ayers is the perfect place to shop for leather goods, luggage, and unusual gifts. They also offer handbag and luggage repair service, as well as complimentary monogramming and gift wrapping. • 24 W. North St.; 864.232.9413

BEIJA-FLOR JEANS

Famous for their fit, locally designed Beija-Flor jeans were voted “World’s Best Jeans” by O, The Oprah Magazine. Visit the flagship store downtown to find your most flattering style. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.373.9497; beijaflorjeans.com/pages/ flagship-store

BLACK TULIP

This lifestyle and destination boutique is divinely appointed for the discerning shopper, carrying lines from Madison Mathews to Dubarry of Ireland. • 127 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.409.2300; blacktulipsc.com

CITY OF GREENVILLE MERCHANDISE Stop by the City of Greenville merchandise shop in City Hall (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; closed 12-1pm) to pick up souvenirs and branded gifts of everything Greenville, from T-shirts to coffee mugs. • 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4494; greenvillesc.gov/186/ greenville-merchandise

THE COOK’S STATION

COTTAGE GROVE VINTAGE MARKET

Find vintage and antique designer pieces here, from light fixtures and artwork to sideboards and dining tables. Prefer to DIY? Sign up for one of the market’s furniturepainting classes. • 1607 Laurens Rd.; 864.423.9661; cottagegrovevintage.com

DARK CORNER DISTILLERY

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RETAIL THERAPY

Small-batch spirits crafted on-site are offered for sale at this microdistillery, as are mountain crafts and moonshineinfused food items. Stop in for a tasting and discover your new favorite spirit. • 14 S. Main St.; 864.631.1144; darkcornerdistillery.com

GREENVILLE GEMSTONE MINE

Let the kids have a go at on-site gemstone flume-mining, then shop for sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, plus crystals, rocks, and minerals from around the world. • 205 N. Main St.; 864.283.6300; greenvillegemstonemine.com

GREENVILLE JERKY & VINE

For something different, experience a wine and jerky pairing at this family-run shop. Jerky sliced from lean, whole, premium cuts of meat shares the shelves with locally made food products. • 36 S. Main St.; 864.982.5802; greenvillejerkyandvine.com

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The only kitchenware shop in downtown Greenville displays a selection of highquality appliances along with kitchen gadgets, barware, cookware, and gifts for the discerning gourmet—including cooking classes. • 659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com


YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES HAYWOOD MALL

More than 150 retailers fill Greenville’s mall with upscale shops like Apple, Sephora, and Coach beside anchors Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Sears. Tenants include The Cheesecake Factory (the only one in SC). • 700 Haywood Rd.; 864.288.0511; haywoodmall.com

J. BRITT BOUTIQUE

Comfort complements fashion in the chic women’s clothing at this independently owned boutique downtown. Find sophisticated styles by Karina Grimaldi, jeans by McGuire Denim, and floral prints by Yumi Kim. • 203 N. Main St.; 864.240.7366; shopjbritt.com

JOE’S PLACE

An independent bookstore with a vast collection of used books and new books by regional authors, Joe’s Place also offers coffee, tea, and wine, along with a snack menu. • 2 Williams St.; 864.558.0828; joesplacellc.com

LLYN STRONG FINE ART JEWELRY

One of the most sought-after jewelry designers in the Southeast, llyn strong crafts timeless pieces of wearable art. She displays her work alongside that of some 20 different artisans. • 119 N. Main St.; 864.233.5900; llynstrong.com

M. JUDSON BOOKSELLERS

M. Judson is more than a bookstore. It’s a literary hub. You’ll see it in their commitment to local artists, the funky gifts and vintage housewares, and the special events and author signings. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.603.2412; mjudsonbooks.com

MAGNOLIA PARK

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MAST GENERAL STORE

This century-old building now houses a general merchandise store that stocks a surprising variety of products from clothing and camping gear to children’s toys, local books, and oldfashioned candy by the pound. • 111 N. Main St.; 864.235.1883; mastgeneralstore.com/greenville

OIL & VINEGAR

A fine assortment of gourmet food items, ceramic tableware, culinary accessories, and cookbooks complements the selection of oils and vinegars at this locally owned international franchise concept from the Netherlands. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.6689; greenvillesc.oilandvinegarusa.com

PAW PAWS USA

Tucked just off Main Street in the West End, this shop stocks founder Anne Nutter’s artistic line of nylon-ribbon-faced dog collars, leashes and harnesses, along with pet beds and treats. • 651 S. Main St., Suite B; 864.605.7297; pawpawsusa.com

POPPINGTON’S GOURMET POPCORN

A collection of first-in-market retailers such as Cabela’s and Nordstrom Rack, this open-air shopping center also enfolds a host of family-friendly restaurants, as well as the Regal Cinemas complex. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; magnoliapark.com

Dark chocolate, cheeseburger, habanero caramel. These are merely a sampling of the more than 50 flavors that Poppington’s makes fresh each day. New flavors pop up monthly. • 30 S. Main St.; 864.349.1331; poppingtons.com

MAGNOLIA SCENTS BY DESIGN

Celebrating self-expression, RockerBelles echoes the Boho vibe of the Village of West Greenville. Discover your hidden rocker in a collection that encompasses everything from biker jackets to black sequined dresses. • 1256 Pendleton St.; 864.962.7040; rockerbelles.com

Downtown Greenville’s candle micro-factory offers a host of scented soy candles, lotions, body creams, and natural bar soaps, all made on-site. Try your hand at crafting your own candle. • 209 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.520.2511; magnoliascents.com

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THE ROCK HOUSE ANTIQUES

Focusing on great customer service and current design trends, Rock House stocks a variety of antique styles, plus home décor and original art at a wide range of price points. • 415 Mauldin Rd.; 864.299.8981; therockhouseantiques.com

RUSH WILSON LIMITED

Rush Wilson has been outfitting Greenville gentlemen with traditional high-end clothing and quality shoes since 1959. Trust Rush Wilson for personalized service and styles from casual to dress wear. • 23 W. North St.; 864.232.2761; rushwilson.com

SAMANTHA GRACE DESIGNS

Shop by occasion, by season, or for any reason. Much of Samantha Grace’s merchandise lends itself to embroidering, and everything feels personalized for those with distinctly Southern tastes in clothing and accessories. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.250.9790; samanthagraceusa.com

THE SHOPS AT GREENRIDGE

This outdoor center combines a village feel with a selection of shops and restaurants. Retail options range from Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots, and Chicos to Total Wine, Best Buy, and PetSmart. • 1125 Woodruff Rd.; 404.888.9000; shopgreenridge.com

SPLASH ON MAIN

Whether you’re in the market for a new summer wardrobe, or the perfect swimsuit, sun hat, and beach bag for that winter cruise, Splash on Main has you covered. • 807 S. Main St.; 864.534.1510; splashonmain.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY

“Eat local. Ride bikes.” This is the mantra of the popular bakery/

grocery on mile 31.3 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which stocks the best products from local farmers and food artisans year-round. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

TAYLORS MILL

A mélange of artists have studios here, facilitating craft and commerce for a new generation. The historic mill complex is also home to 13 Stripes Brewery, a summer farmer’s market, and the annual Indie Craft Parade handmade art festival. • 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.335.9913; taylorsmill.community

TWIGS AT THE WEST END

With a tradition of excellence in floral design and home décor in Greenville, this downtown florist also creates beautiful weddings and parties at their event boutique located behind Haywood Mall. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.242.2242; twigs.net

THE VAULT

Specializing in throwback gear from more than 200 sports teams, including professional, college, and minor leagues, The Vault caters to fans with a wide array of retro sports apparel. • 213 N. Main St.; 864.370.7850; vaultretrosports.com

THE VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE

This former mill community is home to artist’s studios and galleries that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with chef-owned restaurants in Greenville’s trendiest arts district. • Pendleton St.; villagewgvl.com

YEAH, THAT GREENVILLE! MERCHANDISE

Purchase a “Happy G” smile— on items ranging from water bottles to baseball hats—from the online store of Yeah, THAT Greenville! merchandise. • store. visitgreenvillesc.com/store


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Transforming two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street into a street bazaar every Saturday from May through October (8 a.m.-noon), the market lays out cheek-to-jowl tents filled with organic produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, eggs from cagefree chickens, fish from the coast of South Carolina, locally milled grits, and bread still warm from the oven. • Main St. at McBee Ave.; Sat 8amnoon, May-Oct; saturdaymarketlive.com

GHS FOUNTAIN INN FARMERS MARKET

Buy locally grown products and artisan-made items under the Commerce Park Pavilion in downtown Fountain Inn. • 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; Sat 8am-noon, Jun-Sept; fountaininn.org/special-events.html

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET

Historically, the State Farmers Market was the first to take root in the Upstate in 1949. Run by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and housed in a 14,400 sq. ft. building, this market is open all year. • 1354 Rutherford Rd.; Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, year-round; agriculture.sc.gov

GREER FARMERS MARKET Pies, plants and much, much more are available Thursday afternoons and evenings–all made within 50 miles of this Greenville County community known for its growing food scene. • 300 Randall St., Greer; Sat 8:30am-noon, May-mid-Nov; greerfarmersmarket.org

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RANDY BLACKWELL FARM STAND Furman University students run this summer market on campus at the organic Furman Farm. • Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Thu 3:30-5:30pm, Jun-Aug; furman.edu/sites/livewell/eatwell/ pages/furmanfarm.aspx

SIMPSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET

Simpsonville City Park hosts this lively summer farmers market on Saturday mornings. It’s somewhat off the beaten path, but best for getting to know the farmer next door. • 405 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville; Sat 8am-noon, mid-May-Oct; simpsonvillefarmersmarket.com

SLOW FOOD EARTH MARKET

The only Slow Food Earth Market in the continental U.S. is held at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery and features local products grown without chemicals and GMOs. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; first and third Thursdays, 3-7pm, May-Nov; slowfoodupstate. com/earthmarket.htm

TAYLORS MILL MARKET Held on Thursday afternoons from May through August, this market holds sway outside one of the original early-20thcentury mill buildings in what was once the industrial hub of the community of Taylors. Three seasonal festivals in early May, late August, and mid-October attract food trucks, artisan food producers, and local craftspeople who gather both outside and inside. • 250 Mill St., Dock No. 3, Taylors; Thu, 4pm-8pm, May-Aug; taylorsfarmers. market

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TRAVELERS REST FARMERS MARKET Catering to neighborhoods north of downtown Greenville, the Travelers Rest market takes over Trailblazer Park on summer Saturday mornings. May through September as many as 80 different farmers and artisans offer everything from South Carolina peaches to handcrafted pottery. • 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; Sat 8:30am-noon, May-Sept; travelersrestfarmers market.com

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Paintings and sculptures by local artists, an outdoor pool, and 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space distinguish this chic, pet-friendly hotel on ONE City Plaza. Buzzing W XYZ Bar lures locals for cocktails, as well as live music on weekends. Aloft even offers a pet-adoption program. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100;

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Well-equipped for families and business travelers, this all-suites hotel is ideal for extended stays. Grab a snack from the Candlewood Cupboard™ and settle in with a movie from the lending library. When you want to wander, the hotel is right across from the attractions of the Magnolia Park shopping center. • 25 Green

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Greenville’s newest Embassy Suites boasts a great location downtown, convenient to theaters, restaurants, shops, and Falls Park on the Reedy. Studios and two-room suites come with a complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception. Sip a cocktail at the rooftop bar, UP on the Roof, then enjoy dinner downstairs at the area’s second Ruth’s Chris Steak House. • 250 RiverPlace; 864.263.4800;

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Next to Haywood Mall and minutes from downtown, this Marriott offers the services guests need to stay productive and refreshed in its well-designed guestrooms. A fitness center and outdoor pool provide places to exercise and relax, while The Bistro offers inhouse dining options for breakfast and dinner. • 70 Orchard Park Dr.;

864.297.6300; crowneplaza. com/gsp-ropermt

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN This hotel enjoys a location in the heart of downtown Greenville, across the street from the Peace Center for performing arts. Plush guestrooms sport a contemporary décor and include complimentary Wi-Fi, while the adjoining Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood plates the ocean’s fresh bounty in an elegant setting. • 50 W. Broad St.; 864.451.5700;

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Modernized, recently updated spaces, including the lobby and guestrooms, outfit this atrium hotel. A self-service “smart meeting area,” free Wi-Fi, 7,200 sq. ft of meeting/event space, and a 24-hour fitness center round out the amenities. For dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the place for tender steaks and chops. • 851 Congaree Rd.;

At this Comfort Inn conveniently located near Haywood Mall, an on-site business center and an outdoor pool spell amenities for work or play. In the guestrooms, a microwave and refrigerator provide convenience for short or long stays, and a free hot breakfast is available each morning. • 246 Congaree Rd.;

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A recent reno spiffed up the Courtyard’s accommodations with a clean-lined contemporary look and a neutral palette. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to GSP International Airport, Michelin, and BMW, and all guests can satisfy their workout needs at the on-site fitness center (open 24/7) and the indoor pool. • 115 The Parkway; 864.213.9009;

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Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, count on a friendly welcome, a complimentary hot breakfast and affordable prices at the Fairfield Inn. Comfortable rooms– outfitted with a well-lit work desk, luxurious linens, and a flat-screen TV–have been recently updated. Get the day off to a good start with the Fairfield’s complimentary hot breakfast. • 48 Fisherman Lane;

864.234.9916; marriott.com/gsppr

Near Furman University and Paris Mountain State Park, this Hampton Inn is just minutes away from downtown Greenville. It also borders the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 22-mile hiking and biking route. Guests can take advantage of a free hot breakfast, plus a fitness room, and outdoor pool. • 593 Roe Center Ct.,

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Conveniently located close to GSP International Airport, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel offers wellappointed rooms and includes a concierge level, a day spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. The Marriott’s Artisan restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. • One Parkway East;

864.297.0300; marriott.com/gspap

Located off I-85 and I-385, this newly renovated Hilton hotel is steps from The Shops at Greenridge, minutes from GSP International Airport, and a quick drive to downtown Greenville. Guests love the on-site restaurant with a bar, a 24-hour business center, the 24/7 fitness center, and the outdoor saltwater pool. • 108 Carolina

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Smack in the middle of Greenville’s vibrant downtown business district, this Hampton Inn & Suites overlooks the Reedy River. The hotel is within walking distance of dining, entertainment, the Peace Center, Falls Park on the Reedy, and Fluor Field baseball stadium in the West End. Valet parking is available. • 171 RiverPlace; 864.271.8700;

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Within walking distance of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for concerts and sporting events, this hotel offers pleasant and comfortable rooms. Hotel parking is complimentary. • 407 N. Main St.; 864.678.8000;

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This award-winning Hampton Inn on the Eastside offers free wireless and wired high-speed Internet access throughout, as well as an onsite fitness center. In the morning, Hampton’s On the House™ breakfast is available in the lobby. In a hurry? Grab an On the Run Breakfast Bag™ from the front desk. • 15 Park

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HAMPTON INN GREENVILLE/ I-385 HAYWOOD MALL Conveniently located just minutes from downtown and suburban shopping, this Hampton Inn near Haywood Mall offers guests easy access to entertainment venues, restaurants, businesses, and hospitals. All rooms are equipped with a microwave and mini-refrigerator, and a hot breakfast and Wi-Fi come compliments of the house. • 255 Congaree Rd.; 864.516.2400;

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At the north end of Main Street downtown, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel has been transformed with a new outdoor plaza (NOMA Square), Orb Lounge in the eight-story atrium lobby, 36,000 square feet of meeting space, and a farm-to-table restaurant called Roost. Guests have access to free airport transportation and the StayFit™ Gym. • 220 N. Main St.;

The perfect place to stay for visitors attending events at the GVL Convention Center, this Sleep Inn is minutes from downtown Greenville. Reasonably priced rooms come with a hot breakfast, a coffeemaker, and a microwave and refrigerator. Passes to a local fitness center are also included in the rate. • 231 N.

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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES GREENVILLE HAYWOOD This pet-friendly hotel on Greenville’s Eastside is convenient to Haywood Mall, the Greenville Convention Center, and downtown. Rooms overlook a courtyard with a heated pool, spa, and gazebo. Wi-Fi and the signature Bright Side Breakfast® are complimentary, as is shuttle service to GSP International Airport. • 65 W.

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Providing all the comforts of home–plus a fitness center, laundry facility, and business center–for extended stays in Greenville, TownePlace Suites sits right off I-385 and within walking distance of Haywood Mall. Ninety-four stylish studios are available with fully equipped kitchens and a choice of one or two bedrooms. • 75 Mall Connector Rd.;

Off Pelham Road and I-85, the newly renovated Residence Inn is minutes from GSP International Airport and walking distance to stores and restaurants. Studio, one- and twobedroom suites come with a fully equipped kitchen and large work station. Mingle with other guests during weeknight socials, and enjoy a free hot breakfast. • 120 Milestone Way;

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For an extended stay in the Greenville area, spread out in spacious studio and one-bedroom suites across Woodruff Road from The Shops at Greenridge. Enjoy a host of amenities to sweeten your visit, from free grocerydelivery service to stock your in-room refrigerator to evening social hours and an on-site fitness center. • 80 Carolina Point Pkwy.;

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Built in 1925, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel was lovingly restored in 2000. Spacious rooms boast Westin’s Heavenly Bed® and décor inspired by the Roaring ’20s, while amenities include Spoonbread Restaurant, a business center, concierge, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests enjoy privileges at the day spa next door. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700;

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864.834.7040; bestwestern.com

W DRURY INN & SUITES GREENVILLE A hot breakfast, local and long-distance calls, and an evening reception all come compliments of the house at this hotel with two pools, conveniently positioned near the intersection of I-85 and I-385. • 10 Carolina Point Pkwy.;

864.288.4401; druryhotels.com/locations/ greenville-sc/drury-inn-and-suites-greenville

P P ECONO LODGE INN AND SUITES Convenient to restaurants, shops, Michelin’s corporate headquarters, and GreenvilleSpartanburg International Airport, the Econo Lodge offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast and free memberships to an off-site full-service fitness facility. • 20 Interstate Ct.; 864.297.7866;

choicehotels.com/sc432

W EXTENDED STAY AMERICA - GREENVILLE WOODRUFF ROAD Close to Roper Mountain Science Center, The Shops at Greenridge, Frankie’s Fun Park, and Haywood Mall. Complimentary breakfast, on-site fitness center, on-site guest laundry, pet friendly rooms, free WiFi and rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. • 1013 Woodruff Rd.; 864.626-

5800; extendedstayamerica.com/reservations/ selectroom.html

P P HAMPTON INN & SUITES GREENVILLE AIRPORT The Upstate’s newest Hampton Inn is only minutes from GSP International Airport. Free 24-hour airport shuttle, plus free drop-off and pick-up service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. • 128 The Parkway; 864.263.5555;

hamptoninn3.hilton.com

P P HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GREENVILLE AIRPORT With quick access to GSP Airport and the area’s top companies from I-85, this Holiday Inn is located behind Michelin’s corporate headquarters. • 2681 Dry Pocket Rd., Greer;

864.213.9331; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/greer/gspdp/hoteldetail

W HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODRUFF ROAD Located in the hub of the Eastside’s vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district, this Holiday Inn also offers a shuttle to GSP International Airport. • 1036 Woodruff Rd.;

864.678.5555; ihg. com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/greenville/ gspwr/hoteldetail

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – GREER Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are conveniently located close to Michelin, BMW, and GSP International Airport. • 1315 W.

Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer; 864.877.0076; ihg.com/holiday innexpress/hotels/us/en/ greer/gspgr/hoteldetail

S S HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SIMPSONVILLE Contemporary style accents the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, set in the commercial heart of Simpsonville. Balance work and play between the full-service business center and the outdoor pool. • 642 Fairview Rd.,

Simpsonville; 864.962.3228; ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/simpsonville/ gspsv/hoteldetail

T T HOTEL DOMESTIQUE Contemporary luxury is complemented by European décor, gorgeous mountain views, and Restaurant 17. Located north of Greenville, the hotel is owned by brothers George (the noted cyclist) and Rich Hincapie. • 10 Road

of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1715; hoteldomestique.com

W MY PLACE HOTEL Set just off Woodruff Road, My Place sits across from the shops and cinemas of Magnolia Park. Extended-stay rooms cater to guests with a full-size refrigerator, twoburner stove, and microwave. • 11 Ketron

Ct.; 864.568.5901; myplacehotels.com/ my-place-hotel-greenville-sc

H H QUALITY INN & SUITES HAYWOOD MALL Minutes from Haywood Mall, rooms all have a flat-screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Amenities include a hot breakfast buffet and an outdoor pool. • 50 Orchard Park Dr.;

480.719.7966; choicehotels.com/sc150

P P WINGATE BY WYNDHAM-GSP Newly renovated, this hotel caters to business travelers with a location near the airport, the Eastside’s restaurant row, and international corporate headquarters. • 33 Beacon Dr.;

B&BS GLASSY VIEW BED & BREAKFAST Set on a dozen acres of rolling meadows in the Blue Ridge foothills, the five-room inn makes an idyllic getaway. Hearty breakfasts will prepare you for a day of exploring. • 131 Red Turner Rd., Landrum;

864.834.2553; glassyviewbnb.com

D PETTIGRU PLACE BED & BREAKFAST D Southern hospitality greets guests in the six luxurious guest rooms here. Surrounded by a flower-filled English garden, Pettigru Place is conveniently set within walking-distance of Greenville’s Main Street. • 302 Pettigru St.;

864.242.4529; pettigruplace.com

RED HORSE INN Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Greenville County, the Red Horse offers six cottages and six lovely inn suites. In-room pantries are conveniently stocked with breakfast items. • 45 Winstons Chase Ct., Landrum;

864.909.1575; theredhorseinn.com

D D SWAMP RABBIT INN Cyclist Wendy Lynam operates this convivial B&B near the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Of the six rooms, two have en-suite bathrooms, while the other four share baths in the hall. • 1 Logan St.;

864.517.4617; swamprabbitinn.com

CAMPGROUNDS T TRAVELERS REST / N. GREENVILLE KOA T

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864.834.8150; koa.com/campgrounds/ greenville

864.281.1281; wingatehotels.com/hotels/ south-carolina/greenville/wingate-bywyndham-greenville-airport/hotel-overview

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864.297.5353

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864.834.7040

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BUSES, TROLLEYS & SHUTTLES

YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

GETTING HERE AIRLINES ALLEGIANT AIR 702.505.8888; allegiantair.com AMERICAN AIRLINES 800.433.7300; aa.com DELTA AIR LINES, INC. 800.221.1212; delta.com FRONTIER AIRLINES 801.401.9000; flyfrontier.com SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 800.435.9792; southwest.com UNITED AIRLINES 800.241.6522; united.com

DOWNTOWN TROLLEY 864.467.5001; greenvillesc. gov/597/trolley or download Trolley Tracker Greenville App GREENLINK 24 Vardry St.; 864.467.5001; ridegreenlink.com HOP IN GREENVILLE 1 N. Main St., 4th Floor; 650.670.0076; hopingreenville.com

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ATCHISON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 120 Interstate Park, Spartanburg; 864.595.1234; atchisontransport.com CHAMPION COACH 145 Ben Hamby Ln.; 864.284.9000; championcoach.com EASTSIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 2311 Airport Rd., Greer; 864.609.5466; eastsidelimo.com LANIER PARKING SOLUTIONS GREENVILLE 635 N. Academy St.; 864.240.8146; lanierparking.com

AIRPORTS GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (GMU) 100 Tower Dr., Unit 2; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GSP) 2000 GSP Dr., Greer (Exit 57 off I-85); 864.877.7426; gspairport.com

BUSES & TRAINS AMTRAK 1120 W. Washington St.; 864.255.4221; amtrak.com GREYHOUND 9 Hendrix Dr.; 864.235.4741; greyhound.com

GETTING AROUND BIKE RENTALS BIKE THE RABBIT 233 N. Main St., Suite 12; 864.990.5446; biketherabbit.com

YOUNG TRANSPORTATION 843 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC; 828.258.0084; youngtransportation.com

GETTING FAMILIAR VISITOR SERVICES VISITGREENVILLESC VISITOR CENTER 206 S. Main St. (1st floor of City Hall); 864.233.0461 or 800.717.0023; VisitGreenvilleSC.com; Open Mon–Fri 8am–5pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12–4pm VISITGREENVILLESC SALES AND MARKETING OFFICE 148 River St., Suite 222; 864.421.0000 or 800.351.7180; VisitGreenvilleSC.com Open Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm DISCOVER UPCOUNTRY CAROLINA ASSOCIATION 500 E. North St., Suite E; 864.233.2690; upcountrysc.com

GREENVILLE B-CYCLE Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com

EXPERIENCE CLEMSON 1 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.365.0603; clemson.edu/visit/ experience-clemson

REEDY RIDES 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com

IONGREENVILLE 864.569.8064; iongreenville.net

SRT BIKE SHOP 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

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OFF THE GRID GREENVILLE 802 Augusta St.; 561.376.7113 offthegridgreenville.com

PENDLETON DISTRICT COMMISSION 125 E. Queen St., Pendleton; 864.646.3782; pendletondistrictsc.com SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia; 803.896.0000; discoversouthcarolina.com

STATE WELCOME CENTERS BLACKSBURG WELCOME CENTER 100 Hwy. I-85 South, Blacksburg; 864.839.6742; discoversouthcarolina.com; Open daily 9am–5pm FAIR PLAY WELCOME CENTER 100 Welcome Center Pl., Fair Play; 864.972.3731; discoversouthcarolina.com; Open daily 9am–5pm LANDRUM WELCOME CENTER 200 I-26 Eastbound, Landrum; 864.457.2228; discoversouthcarolina.com; Open daily 9am–5pm

MEDIA/PUBLISHING GROUPS COMMUNITY JOURNALS PUBLISHING GROUP 581 Perry Ave.; 864.679.1200; communityjournals.com THE GREENVILLE NEWS 32 E. Broad St.; 864.298.4100; greenvilleonline.com INSOUTH MAGAZINE 2320 E. North St., Suite QQ; 864.558.1455; insouthmagazine.com

GETTING YOUR PLANNING ON EVENT VENUES BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Recently renovated, Greenville’s state-of-the-art, 15,000-seat performance and sports arena brings in big-name acts. It also serves as the home ice to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits ice-hockey team. 650 N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com CAMP BUCKHORN 2401 State Park Rd.; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/parismountain/camp-buckhorn GREENBRIER FARMS 766 Hester Store Rd., Easley; 864.855.9782; greenbrierfarms.com GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER With 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-squarefoot ballroom and 280,000 square feet of exhibit space, this outstanding Southeastern venue hosts tradeshows, conventions, conferences, and special events. 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; meetgcc.com GREENVILLE ONE 1 N. Main St.; 864.986.9442; clemson.edu/business/departments/ mba/contact-us/index.html HERITAGE PARK AMPHITHEATRE 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.296.6601; heritageparkamphitheatre.com

Heritage Park Amphitheatre


THE LOFT AT SOBY’S 22-A E. Court St.; 864.232.7007; table301.com

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MELVIN & DOLLIE YOUNTS CONFERENCE CENTER 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2390; furman.edu/younts THE OLD CIGAR WAREHOUSE 912-B S. Main St.; 864.248.4868; oldcigarwarehouse.com PHOENIX TRAINING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE 130 Industrial Dr.; 864.467.3915; phoenixcenter.org/coe.php

PRETTY PLACE— SYMMES CHAPEL 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland; 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/ pretty-place UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org/stateof-the-art-facilities THE UPPER ROOM 7 College St.; 864.434.2924; theupperroomgreenville.com ZEN 924 S. Main St.; 864.235.5770; zengreenville.com

EVENT PLANNING & MEETING SERVICES / TEAM-BUILDING FERN 2310 Old Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC; 704.398.7440; fernexpo.com MOSAIX GROUP 220 N. Main St., Suite 500; 828.654.8118; mosaixgroup.com PLANIT GVL 2435 E. North St., Suite 1108-330; 864.214.5733; planitgvl.com PLAYWORKS GROUP, LLC 404.867.3312; playworksgroup.com

GETTING RELOCATED ARCHITECTS CRAIG GAULDEN DAVIS 19 Washington Park; 864.242.0761; cgdarch.com PELHAM ARCHITECTS, LLC 100 W. Washington St., Suite 400; 864.271.7633; pelhamarchitects.com

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES GODSHALL PROFESSIONAL RECRUITING & STAFFING 310 University Ridge; 864.242.3491; sccareersearch.com

HOUSING ABBERLY MARKET POINT 30 Market Point Dr.; 866.325.7376; abberlymarketpoint.com THE BRISTOL APARTMENT HOMES 926 Cleveland St.; 864.235.0494; livethebristol.com ELLISON ON BROAD 212 E. Broad St.; 864.520-1281; ellisonbroad.com ENCLAVE AT PARIS MOUNTAIN 101 Enclave Paris Dr.; 864.233.6003; enclaveparismountain.com HARTNESS LIVING 3500 S. Hwy. 14; 864.626.0618; hartnessliving.com HOMESTEAD AT HARTNESS 1095 Hartness Dr.; 864.288.5822; homesteadathartness.com THE RESERVE AT LAKE KEOWEE 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset; 864.868.4000; reserveatlakekeowee.com TONSOFRENTALS.COM 330 E. Coffee St.; 800.789.1135; tonsofrentals.com

MORTGAGE COMPANIES BLMC, INC. 15 Whitsett St.; 864.255.3173; blmc.co

PROPERTY DEVELOPERS HUGHES INVESTMENTS 101 W. Camperdown Way, Suite 700; 864.242.2100; hughesinvestments.com

REALTORS JOAN HERLONG & ASSOCIATES SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1 McDaniel Greene; 864.297.3450; jha-sothebysrealty.com THE BACHTEL GROUP AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY 800 Regent Park Ct.; 864.399.7899; bachtelrealtygroup.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES C. DAN JOYNER, REALTORS 745 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.242.6650; cdanjoyner.com BISHOP REAL ESTATE 864.608.3237; bishoprealtyteam.com

CAROL PYFROM REALTY 403 Parker Ivey Dr.; 864.250.2112; carolpyfrom.com COLDWELL BANKER CAINE 111 Williams St.; 864.250.2850; cbcaine.com EXIT REALTY UNLIMITED – JEAN DURHAM 107 E. Butler Rd., Suite F; 864.559.5090; exitrealty.com/ about/0/Jean.Durham.1 HEATHER STEMANN – WILSON ASSOCIATES 213 E. Broad St.; 864.640.8700; wilsonassociates.net/agent-detail/ Heather-Stemann/140266 JACKSON STANLEY, REALTORS 14 Conestee Ave.; 864.617.5450; jacksonstanley.com RE/MAX REACH 787 E. Butler Rd., Suite E, Mauldin; 864.250.4440; carolinareach.com KELLER WILLIAMS – VICTORIA COTTLE 403 Woods Lake Rd., Suite 100; 864.275.3953; bestgreenvillerealestate.com THE MARCHANT COMPANY 100 W. Stone Ave.; 864.467.0085; marchantco.com WILSON ASSOCIATES 213 E. Broad St.; 864.640.8700; wilsonassociates.net

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES ROLLING GREEN VILLAGE 1 Hoke Smith Blvd.; 864.987.9800; rollinggreenvillage. com

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 Parkway South; 864.458.5435; michelinman.com

UTILITIES DUKE ENERGY 40 W. Broad St., Suite 690; 864.370.5063; duke-energy.com

GETTING ACQUAINTED ASSOCIATIONS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 408 N. Church St., Suite C; 864.242.5052; bbb.org/upstatesc GREENVILLE AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 233 N. Main St., Suite 250; 864.235.2008; greenvilleeconomic development.com GREENVILLE ZOO FOUNDATION 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.627.4200; greenvillezoofoundation.org THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE 101 N. Main St., Suite 400; makerscollective.org SC RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION 1122 Lady St., Suite 1210, Columbia; 803.765.9000; scrla.org TAYLORS TOWNSQUARE 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.501.3918; taylorstownsquare.com UPSTATE FOREVER 507 Pettigru St.; 864.250.0500; upstateforever.org UPSTATE SC ALLIANCE 124 Verdae Blvd., Suite 202; 864.283.2300; upstatescalliance.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FOUNTAIN INN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 102 Depot St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininn chamber.carrd. co GREATER GREER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 111 Trade St., Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com GREATER TRAVELERS REST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27 S. Main St., Suite 16-P, Travelers Rest; 864.708.0888; greatertrchamber.com

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PLEASANT RIDGE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta; 864.660.1065; pleasantridgecampandretreatcenter.org


BRAINS ON FIRE 1263 Pendleton St.; 864.676.9663; brainsonfire.com

YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

BRANDFARMERS One Chick Springs Rd., Suite 217; 864.363.4094; brandfarmers.com

ATTORNEYS

PHOTOGRAPHERS FIREWATER PHOTOGRAPHY LLC 864.561.7626; firewaterphotography.com FISHEYE STUDIOS 802 Augusta St.; 864.331.4711; fisheyestudios.com

GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 24 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1050; greenvillechamber.org

MARTIN & MARTIN ATTORNEYS, PA 1415 Augusta St.; 864. 271.1822; martinslawfirm.com

MAULDIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauldinchamber.org

OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK, & STEWART, P.C. 300 N. Main St.; 864.271.1300; ogletreedeakins.com

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7 Shannon Dr.; 864.244.1820; aumcsc.org

SIMPSONVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

WYCHE, P.A. 44 E. Camperdown Way; 864.242.8200; wyche.com

CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL 10 N. Church St.; 864.271.8773; ccgsc.org

HOSPITALS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN 200 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.4421; fountaininn.org CITY OF GREENVILLE 206 S. Main St.; 864.232.2273; greenvillesc.gov CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS & RECREATION 307B Falls St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/150/parks-andrecreation

BON SECOURS MERCY HEALTH 864.255.1000; bonsecours.com/greenville PRISMA HEALTH 864.455.7000; prismahealth.org SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 950 W. Faris Rd.; 864.271.3444; shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ locations/greenville

PLACES OF WORSHIP

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 200 W. Washington St.; 864.235.0496; firstpresgreenville.org

POSTAL SERVICES GREENVILLE MAIN POST OFFICE 600 W. Washington St.; 803.926.6354; usps.com

IVY SALON DOWNTOWN 19 S. Main St. (second location at 3728 Pelham Rd.); 864.370.1489; ivysalons.com RIVER FALLS SPA 130 S. Main St.; 864.240.2136; riverfallsspa.com SILVER GLOW MASSAGE THERAPY AND ESTHESTICS 2092 B Woodruff Rd.; 864.626.5510; silverglowspa.com

GETTING EDUCATED SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES BOB JONES UNIVERSITY 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 245 Cavalier Dr.; 864.299.1522; cces.org FURMAN UNIVERSITY 300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

North Greenville University

CITY OF GREENVILLE TRAILS AND GREENWAYS 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4350; green villesc.gov/313/trails-greenways CITY OF GREER 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer; 864.848.2150; cityofgreer.org CITY OF MAULDIN 5 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.288.4910; cityofmauldin.org CITY OF SIMPSONVILLE 118 N.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.967.9526; simpsonville.com CITY OF TRAVELERS REST 6711 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; travelersrestsc.com GREENVILLE COUNTY 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400; 864.467.7105; greenvillecounty.org GREENVILLE COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

GETTING WHAT YOU NEED ACCOUNTING SERVICES MCKINLEY, COOPER & CO., LLC 777 Lowndes Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Suite 225; 864.233.1800; mckinleycooper.com

ADVERTISING & MARKETING AGENCIES BIGFOOT MEDIA 220 N. Main St., Suite 500; 864.214.5504; bluebigfoot.com

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INSURANCE HEAD FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 2C; 864.232.7355; headfinancial.com

LIBRARIES GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl.; 864.242.5000; greenvillelibrary.org

OFFICE SUPPLIES SAUNDERS OFFICE SUPPLY 611 N.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.967.2935; saundersos.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS SMOAK PUBLIC RELATIONS LLC 105 N. Spring St., Suite 111; 864.235.8330; smoakpr.com TK PR 18B S. Markley St.; 864.469.7488; tkpublicrelations.com

SPAS & BEAUTY THE BEAUTIFUL CO. SALON 100 Green Ave.; 864.501.2678; beautifulsalon.co DRIFT FLOAT & SPA 644 N. Main St., Suite. 2B; 864.414.2388; driftgreenville.com

GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 301 Camperdown Way; 864.355.3100; greenville.k12.sc.us GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.250.8000; gvltec.edu NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org


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WISH YOU WERE HERE

LAKE KEOWEE

Southern Jewel A sparkling gem surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains (the Blue Ridge Mountains are just the Southern-most part), this 18,000-acre man-made lake boasts 300 miles of shoreline, 71-islands, impressive waterfalls, and fresh mountain streams that keep its waters crystal clear year-round. Located less than an hour from Greenville, it’s a perfect way for water-lovers to spend a day, and boat rentals and lakeside eateries make for a worthy summertime distraction.

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You’ve reached the end of our Visitor’s Guide, but not the end of the road. Here’s the 411 on the 864!

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1. TOPGOLF It’s entertainment! (100 TVs and counting.) It’s relaxation! (Rooftop terrace, lounge, and upscale bar areas.) It’s golf for people of all ages and skill levels! (72 climatecontrolled bays, anyone?) This nationwide phenom will debut in SC this winter, and there’s so much more to love than just golf—although microchipped golf balls that track your speed AND distance are pretty sweet. Pelham Rd. & I-85; topgolf. com/us/greenville

next big thing for downtown Greenville’s popular West End. Already signed on to open up shop is taproom operator Greenville Beer Exchange (GBX) with taps that include local, regional, national, and international selections, as well as the occasional craft soda, cider, or kombucha. Other announced tenants at Gather include concepts from Asheville, N.C.-based fried chicken and doughnut shop HenDough, as well as a Roman-style pizzaby-the-slice shop, stacked griddle burger joint, and one yet to be announced. Affordable and fresh, Gather GVL is geared toward those looking to spend $10-$20 for a delicious (and unpretentious) dish. 126 Augusta St.; gathergreenville.com

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sports team will be worth gearing up for next time you’re in town. The Greenville Triumph is one of 10 D3 teams across the nation that will compete in the United Soccer League, with games scheduled to start in March 2019. So be ready to get your “Olé Olé Olé” on! greenvilletriumph.com

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League Soccer standout John Harkes (two FIFA World Cup tournaments and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame!), Greenville’s newest

WESTONE, AN 18,000 SQ FT DEVELOPMENT AT 109 W. STONE AVE. • Liability Brewing Co. • Coffee Underground • World Piece (Restaurant) • Moe’s Original Bar B Que • Cache & Co. (Home Goods Store)

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Another historic West End development that is worth seeking out the next time you’re in town: Markley Station. It’s soon to be home to Hoppin’, a modern self-serve taproom out of Charlotte; Urban Wren, a new Greenville-based urban winery; and Todaro Pizza from Greenville’s neighbor to the southwest, Clemson! They’re looking for a spring 2019 opening, so make plans to pop over. 116-120 N. Markley St.

At a rate of 1-2 miles per year, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail (now 22 miles long) is always growing. New trails on the horizon? The Laurens Road GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail extension is among those underway. Called the Greenlink Greenway, it will one day connect with Haywood Mall, the corporate headquarters of Fluor, and much farther—even into neighboring Laurens County.

All the restaurants you missed this time around!

• Other tenants include V’s Barbershop and 9Round Fitness

OTHER FUN THINGS COMING IN 2019: • Flying Biscuit Café, 656 S. Main St. • River Street Sweets – Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, 12 S. Main St. • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, this Virginiabased winery will be coming to Greenville with vineyards, fine food, art, and live music [Location not yet announced] THINK A BOUT…

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6. UNITY PARK Be on the lookout for progress on the city’s newest park, which will spend years coming to life, but is already a source of pride and excitement for the greater Greenville community. Unity Park is a new 60-acre, multimilliondollar park planned for west of downtown along the Reedy

River. The park will feature a stunning 120-ft, 10-story observation tower, pedestrian bridge, a world-class playground, and sprayground water features. Construction begins October 2019.


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